Toffees ready to move for Welbeck.
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Everton manager Roberto Martinez is looking for competition for record signing Romelu Lukaku in attack, report the Express, with the Toffees considering a move to bring peripheral Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck to Goodison Park.
Lukaku had to play despite a minor toe injury during the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal and, with Arouna Kone still a long term injury doubt after a broken leg, Martinez has lacked specialist attacking cover since the sale of Nikica Jelavic to Hull City in January, with the likes of Kevin Mirallas and Steven Naismith more comfortable in deeper positions.
Welbeck would offer both the ability to cover Lukaku as the spearhead of Martinez’s attack, whilst also having the flexibility to play in a wider role when the Belgian international is on the field – as well as giving him the option to go with two up front.
Report in recent days have suggested that Welbeck has been told that he is allowed to leave Old Trafford – although United would still be looking to recoup a significant fee for the academy graduate if he is sold.
Having already broken their transfer record with a huge £28m deal to sign Lukaku, however, it remains to be seen whether Everton chairman Bill Kenwright can free up the funds for another big attacking signing.
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