Arsenal have a deal in place with Manchester United for the transfer of Danny Welbeck and the player is undergoing a medical in London.
Arsenal were in the market for a striker as Olivier Giroud injured his ankle in a game against Everton and it now appears that they have got their man. Welbeck was deemed surplus to the requirements at Manchester United and the club was eager to offload him during this transfer window.
Reports coming from London have also confirmed the capture of Welbeck by Arsenal. The Sky Sports report claims that: “Danny Welbeck is undergoing a medical at Arsenal ahead of a proposed transfer, according to Sky sources. The Manchester United forward was widely expected to join Tottenham before Monday’s deadline but could now be on his way to their north London rivals.”
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger had claimed earlier that he will not sign another striker to replace Giroud but he had stressed that he will remain “active” in the transfer market until the last day. It now appears that the Frenchman has made up his mind to sign a striker to replace injured Giroud. Arsene Wenger chose to start yesterday’s game against Leicester City with youngster Sanogo but he failed to impress the Frenchman.
Meanwhile, Manchester United have already made the signing of Radamel Falcao today and manager Louis van Gaal had asked the club management to offload unwanted players like Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.
Javier Hernandez has already signed with Real Madrid and now, Welbeck also looks set to follow the suit. Now, it looks most likely that Welbeck would be a last signing of Arsenal of this transfer window as the club is not in pursuit of any other players.
Carvalho Rules Out Arsenal Move
Sporting midfielder William Carvalho has ruled out the possibility of joining Arsenal on the deadline day. He was also linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea.
It was reported earlier last week that Arsenal are plotting an offer of 27 million for the player but Carvalho himself has claimed today that he is not moving anywhere. “I am under contract with Sporting and I’m a Sporting player,” he told A Bola. “There is no way I can say I am going to leave. I am fine at Sporting.”
Arsene Wenger will spend the final day of the transfer window refereeing a charity ‘Match For Peace’ in Rome.