Everton are leading the race to sign West Ham United transfer target Danny Welbeck this summer.

West Ham are reportedly interested in signing Welbeck in the coming months, but Everton are now the favourites to land him.

According to The Evening Standard, Everton are in pole position to secure a deal to sign Welbeck on a free transfer ahead of next season.

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Arsenal are set to let Welbeck leave for nothing upon the expiry of his contract at the end of next month and a host of clubs are interested in taking advantage.

The report claims that Crystal Palace, Wolves and Newcastle, along with West Ham and Everton, are keen on signing the England international.

Welbeck joined Arsenal from Manchester United in the summer of 2014 and has scored 16 goals in 88 Premier League appearances for the club – including one goal in eight games this season for the Gunners.

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