Danny Welbeck is reportedly in talks with Watford as the forward looks to find a new club.

Arsenal's British striker Danny Welbeck celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg football match between CSKA Moscow and Arsenal at VEB Arena stadium in Moscow on April 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV
AFP PHOTO / Alexander NEMENOV

Although Welbeck is out of contract and therefore not restricted by the transfer window deadline, it looks like he could be on his way to Watford before it shuts.

Welbeck has been linked with few clubs over the summer. His wage demands, it was reported, were simply too big.

According to the Daily Mail, he’s in talks with the Hornets who are hopeful of concluding a deal in the next 24 hours:

They seem to have been alerted to this move by the FootballInsider’s exclusive at 9am this morning.

Still only 28, this should be Welbeck’s biggest and best contract of his career but the forward’s knee problems at Arsenal must leave a lot of suitors with major doubts over committing to hefty wages over a number of years.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 08: An injured Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is carried off on a stretcher during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 08: An injured Danny Welbeck of Arsenal is carried off on a stretcher during the UEFA Europa League Group E match between Arsenal and Sporting CP at Emirates Stadium on November 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Under Unai Emery, Welbeck played just 14 times. In total, he scored 32 goals (with 15 assists) in 126 games for Arsenal following his £18m move from Manchester United in 2014.

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