Everton have ‘expressed an interest’ in signing Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck this summer, with the 27-year-old reportedly ‘free to leave’, according to reports.

The Times write that Everton have taken an interest in the Arsenal forward, who is now in the final year of his contract in North London. The Times write that Welbeck would be free to leave this summer, as a result of that expiring deal.

Welbeck is currently still on holiday, after international duty with England. Although he only played a small part on the pitch, the striker didn’t manage to leave Russia until last weekend, as Gareth Southgate’s side remained in the competition until the third place play off on Saturday.

In his absence, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are further nailing down the forward positions they were already almost guaranteed. Welbeck will struggle to make the Arsenal starting XI this season, so it may well be time to start considering his options.

It wouldn’t be the first time Everton have signed an out-of-favour Arsenal forward in his peak years, as they picked up Theo Walcott in January. The 29-year-old managed three goals and three assists in his first 14 appearances for his new club last season. We’ll see how successful Welbeck is if he ends up making the same switch.