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Tottenham and Everton lead the race for Danny Welbeck

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Tottenham and Everton are fighting it out over Manchester United forward Danny Welbeck ahead of the close of the transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The England international looks to be on his way out of Old Trafford after being made available by boss Louis van Gaal, with his chances of first team football looking slim. 

Reluctant

The Mail claim that although Welbeck doesn't want to leave Manchester United, he's accepted his fate and is now likely to be at the middle of a fierce transfer tussle in the last 24 hours of the transfer window.

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Arsenal had previously been linked with the forward, but it now appears to be a straight shootout between Everton and Tottenham. He is likely to cost around £15 million but the Mail add that he would prefer a loan switch in order to impress before heading back to Old Trafford to fight for his spot in the Manchester United first team.

Options

Tottenham look short of options in attack, and if Roberto Soldado does leave White Hart Lane as is being suggested then boss Mauricio Pochettino certainly would delve into the market to find reinforcements. Welbeck may well be the man for the job and the Manchester United ace would also give Spurs options on the left - a spot they had previously tried to fill by landing Jay Rodriguez from Southampton.

Everton meanwhile spent most of their summer budget on landing Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea but could also do with more firepower, despite the fact they put three past the Blues yesterday.

Busy

As for Manchester United they are likely to face a busy last 24 hours in the summer market as they look to offload players and bring in some new faces too. Daley Blind is close to completing his move to the north west, while rumours of a swoop for Arturo Vidal persist.

If the Chilean doesn't make the move to Old Trafford, then Nigel de Jong and William Carvalho are being suggested as potential alternatives,

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