According to the London Evening Standard, Everton are interested in bringing Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck to Goodison Park before this summer’s transfer window closes for business.
Welbeck has reportedly been told that he will be allowed to leave Arsenal ahead of the new Premier League campaign, which gets underway on Friday night.
Everton are said to be joined in the hunt by Southampton and Bournemouth, with all three clubs interested in signing the 27-year-old this week.
Welbeck only has one year left to run on his contract at Arsenal, and the fact that the Gunners want to sell means that the attacker could be available for a bargain fee this summer.
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The Everton fans have been reacting to the speculation on social media, and it would be fair to say that they are split on the potential deal.
Indeed, whilst there are some who would be prepared to take a punt on Welbeck, there are others who are not interested in director of football Marcel Brands pulling off the deal.
A selection of the Twitter reaction from the Everton supporters can be seen below:
Only in the opposition dugout
— Joe Stanley (@yosagojimbo) August 6, 2018
Could not make it at Utd or Arsenal.. Do we need another player who is potential and not proven?
— Naeem Abraham (@NaeemAbraham) August 6, 2018
— MarkMcToffee (+) (@MarkMcOne) August 6, 2018
Squad player def scores goals
— kevin boulton (@billytheblue61) August 6, 2018
— alan baillie (@kenshite_out) August 6, 2018
Big fat no!
— debbie (@debbiewright197) August 6, 2018
I’d rather have welbeck in our squad than niasse
— Ryan (@Ryan1Efc1878) August 6, 2018