Danny Welbeck is at risk of the axe from Arsenal as new manager Unai Emery looks to trim his squad, according to The Telegraph.
What’s the story, then?
The report says that the focus has now switched to cutting first-team numbers at the Emirates Stadium after a £70m transfer splurge on a total of five players.
It claims that Welbeck, along with Colombian international goalkeeper David Ospina, are most at risk and the England international has just the one year left on his Gunners deal.
It says that rather than attempt to convince Welbeck to stay, Emery would rather cash in on him and rely on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette for firepower in his maiden season in English football.
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Everton should swoop in
With a full pre-season behind him, Cenk Tosun looks set to be the man Everton rely on to belatedly replace the goals and physical presence offered by Romelu Lukaku.
Behind the Turkish hitman, the Toffees do not have a great deal in the way of striking cover. Dominic Calvert-Lewin is still developing, Oumar Niasse will never be quite at the level required and Sandro Ramirez has failed to settle.
Therefore, a cut-price deal for Welbeck would make sense for Everton, who could also use the England international out wide, to offer the speed from the flanks that was so sorely lacking at times last season, and help them breach the top-six in 2018/19.
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