Danny Welbeck
Everton not considering Welbeck signing.Getty

Everton manager Roberto Martinez has ruled out a late move for Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck.

England international Welbeck is reportedly one of a number of players manager Louis van Gaal has told can leave Old Trafford before the transfer window closes on Monday.

While Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with a move for the 23-year-old Martinez has ruled Everton out of the running, insisting he is happy with his current options following the arrival of Samuel Eto'o on a two-year deal.

The Toffees manager told a press conference: "We just signed Samuel Eto'o and the next question is when is the next signing. We never seem to get enough. But that is the nature of the transfer window and as a football club we always work in that manner," Sky Sports report.

"If we can use the transfer window in our advantage we will always be doing that. But in my point of view now the focus goes to the squad that we have and the players that we have and how quickly we can get them to gel together and fulfil the potential."

When asked directly about rumours linking Welbeck with a move to Goodison Park, Martinez added: "In the transfer window you are inundated with rumours but I will never comment on players from other clubs. But it was clear we needed a number nine and now we have three players to play in that number nine position at the club in Romelu Lukaku, Samuel Eto'o and Arouna Kone. We are well suited for that position."

Van Gaal was coy when quizzed on Welbeck's future last week and refused to rule out a departure before next week's deadline. "I know what I said to Danny and Danny knows exactly what I said to him. I assume that Danny Welbeck is not saying anything about our conversation and also in that conversation was [the assistant manager] Ryan Giggs and he doesn't say [anything] either, and that is the way it should be."

Arsenal are reportedly exploring the possibility of bringing the player to the Emirates following news that Olivier Giroud could miss three months of the season after suffering an ankle injury at the weekend.

However, Arsene Wenger's refusal to sell Thomas Vermaelen to United this summer is likely to complicate matters should the Gunners move forward with a formal offer.

Welbeck was a regular in van Gaal's first team plans during their pre-season campaign but has missed the beginning of the club's Premier League campaign through injury.