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.
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.
Alternative strikers West Ham could target
Daniel Sturridge is also set to be available on a free transfer this summer and the English forward could be a shrewd addition to West Ham’s attacking options if he can keep himself fit.
The talented French forward scored 25 goals for Brentford in the Championship and is ready to make the step up to the Premier League and show what he can do against the best of the best.
Batshuayi impressed during his loan stint at Palace and West Ham could look to strike a deal with Chelsea to bring him to the London Stadium next season. He netted five goals in 11 Premier League games for Palace.
The young Scottish forward impressed for struggling Swansea in the Championship and could prove to be a shrewd signing for West Ham if they managed to pull it off. Good in the air and on the ball, McBurnie has what it takes to make it in the Premier League.
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