Watford are in talks to sign former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck on a free transfer, Sky Sports News understands.
The 28-year-old England player was not offered a new contract by the Gunners this summer, becoming a free agent after enduring an injury-hit spell at the Emirates.
Welbeck only managed 126 appearances after joining on a five-year deal from Manchester United in 2014 and has been out since November with a serious ankle injury picked up against Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League.
Any deal is not subject to the same time-constraints as those involving two clubs as free transfers can be completed after Thursday's 5pm deadline.
Meanwhile, discussions over Ismaila Sarr's move from Rennes continue over the fee and other details and, if completed, should be a club-record signing.
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