Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur are both want to take advantage of turmoil at Manchester United by signing striker Danny Welbeck, according to The Times.
Welbeck has reportedly grown frustrated at not being given the chance to shine in a central strike role at United for much of 2014, despite scoring six goals in as many Premier League games during a profitable Christmas and New Year period.
The 23-year-old has either been moved out wide or played second fiddle to strike stars Wayne Rooney or Robin van Persie on the rare occasions when all three have been fit though, despite possessing the pace and tactical awareness to stretch teams in a very different way to other attacking options at Old Trafford.
Spurs and Arsenal have made a note of Welbeck's reported discontent and are now both considering a shock summer swoop for the forward, in a bid to add variety in a central strike position.
The Gunners in particular are short of strikers and despite the best efforts of Olivier Giroud definitely need to strengthen this summer, while Spurs are pressing ahead with recruitment plans despite uncertainty over Tim Sherwood's position as manager.
United are in turmoil of their own in that respect after sacking David Moyes earlier today, with Welbeck's potential departure surely hinging on the opinion of his permanent replacement, whoever that may be.
Veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs is in temporary charge for the rest of the campaign and could give Welbeck and other frustrated forward Javier Hernandez a chance to prove their worth in the final four matches of the season, starting with this Saturday's clash with Norwich City.