Premier League outfit Crystal Palace have been dealt a huge blow following the news that their transfer target, Danny Welbeck, has sustained a season-ending injury.
The Eagles were strongly interested in him ahead of the upcoming transfer window in the New Year.
According to the report from renowned English news portal Daily Mirror, Crystal Palace were keen on spending £10m on the Arsenal striker despite the fact that he has six months left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.
His Arsenal contract expires at the end of the current campaign and he has been linked with a move away from the club following the Gunners’ inability to open new contract talks with him.
Crystal Palace were overwhelming favourites to sign him until he sustained a season-ending injury against Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.
The 27-year-old suffered an ankle injury in the first half of the Matchday 4 clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.
He’s almost certain to miss the rest of the season with the unfortunate injury.
Arsenal played out a goalless draw against their opponents to secure their passage into the round of 32 and also preserve their unbeaten run which has now extended to fifteen games.