Transfer-listed Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has, according to reports, capitalised on training with England at London Colney by partaking in a medical examination with Arsenal ahead of a prospective £6 million loan move from Old Trafford.
However, at any meeting with the upper brass at Arsenal, the Manchester United star, surplus to requirements in the North-West thanks to Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and the likely swoop of Radamel Falcao, is uninterested in a temporary contract.
He is, according to his agent Jonathon Hope, pursuing a permanent solution away from Louis van Gaal and United.
"Very much so," said Hope on talkSPORT radio when asked the question of whether a transfer could materialise.
"There have been a few clubs in for Danny and they’re looking for loan deals with a view to buying, but Danny doesn’t want to go on loan.
"He wants a straight transfer and he has every right to say that," he said. “In the last half an hour I have received some interest in a straight transfer which I’m going to speak to Manchester United about.”
Arsenal are desperately seeking a striker on deadline day due to the long-term injury layoff of primary centre forward option Olivier Giroud.
Welbeck scored nine goals from 46 shots in 15 starts and ten further substitute appearances last term.