Newcastle United are reportedly plotting a free transfer move for Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
The Magpies are keen on a move for Welbeck who’s expected to leave the Gunners at the end of the current campaign.
According to the publication from the Daily Star, Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez wants to sign the England international player as a free agent.
Rafael Benitez could still leave Newcastle United this summer upon the expiration of his contract.
The Spanish tactician is ready to stay with the Magpies only if club manager Mike Ashley is ready to spend on transfers in the summer.
Newcastle United could sign Welbeck on a free transfer if Rafael Benitez stays at the club beyond this summer.
Danny Welbeck is currently injured following the serious ankle injury he sustained last year.
The 28-year-old suffered a serious ankle injury during the Europa League clash with Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.
The injury to him overshadowed the goalless draw between the Gunners and Sporting Lisbon at the Emirates Stadium.
Without Welbeck in the Arsenal playing squad, the Gunners have remained in contention for major honors in the Europa League as well as the quest to qualify for the Champions League next season via the league route.