The 28-year-old has been out since November after breaking his ankle against Sporting Lisbon, but is back in training and bagged a hat-trick in a training match last week.
Welbeck, who joined Arsenal from United for £18million in 2014 would prefer to stay in England and several Premier League clubs have reportedly expressed an interest, including West Ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace and Wolves.
But Standard Sport report they understand Everton are currently in pole position, with Welbeck keen on moving to a club with Champions League ambitions – not to mention an increase on his current £100,000-a-week salary…
Everton are leading the race to sign Danny Welbeck on a free transfer this summer. Several other clubs are in the frame and a decision is not expected before the EL final but Everton in pole position now: https://t.co/xytHvm6Lct