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Report: West Ham considering move for Danny Welbeck



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When West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini said recently that he was happy with the strikers he has got, surely he didn’t want to reveal his real intentions.

Despite signing Sebastien Haller on a club-record deal, the Hammers boss feels that he needs cover in the strike department. Manuel Pellegrini has Javier Hernadez and Michail Antonio as other options, but surely he needs to add depth in the forward region.

With that in mind, West Ham are looking to explore the loan market as they are not willing to spend big on another striker. Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos was reportedly considered as an option but it seems the Hammers won’t be making any move for him.

According to reports from the Evening Standard, West Ham are considering Danny Welbeck – who was released by Arsenal at the end of last season – as a potential option.

The 42 times capped England striker is a free agent and would be a decent signing for the club.

Wilshere has struggled badly with injuries in recent years and hasn’t played over 30 games in any season since he joined the Gunners.

The report claims that he earns around £115k-per-week at Arsenal, and matching his wages could be a problem for the London outfit.

Wilshere has no shortage of admirers though with The Chronicle reporting that Newcastle United have been offered a chance to sign him this summer.

The Magpies boss Steve Bruce is planning to sign a back-up striker for Joelinton and has explored the possibility of signing Welbeck and Andy Carroll.