According to a report by James Olley in the Evening Standard, Arsenal have told Danny Welbeck he can leave the club during what’s left of this transfer window.
The England international only returned to action today after his extended break following the World Cup, and although there’s interest from abroad, the 27 year old would prefer to stay in England.
That leave a little over three days to sort out a transfer as the window for domestic deals closes this Thursday at 5pm.
The report suggests that Everton, Bournemouth and Southampton could all be interested in doing a deal for the forward who, like Aaron Ramsey, is into the final 12 months of his contract.
There appears to be offer of new terms from Arsenal, so the choice is to sell him now or keep him and see him walk away for free next summer.
Welbeck would be considered third choice for striker behind Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, but has often played out wide in his time at the club.
With Lucas Perez apparently on the way out too, it might well be a case that Unai Emery is making room in his squad for promising young talent like Eddie Nektiah and Reiss Nelson – although the latter has still yet to put pen to paper on a new contract and could also leave on a free at the end of the season.