Danny Welbeck's agent has said the Manchester United striker wants a permanent move rather than a loan deal to leave Old Trafford – with both Arsenal and Tottenham reportedly monitoring the situation.
Spurs were said to be leading the race to securing a deal with United for the forward but several late reports emerged on Monday 1 September claiming Arsenal have made a deadline day-move to hijack their attempts.
The 23-year-old trained at London Colney with the rest of the England squad this morning and, according to the Daily Mail, took the opportunity to have his medical at the Gunners' training ground ahead of a potenial move to the Emirates Stadium.
It is said Welbeck would prefer to join Arsenal than Tottenham while the Gunners have agreed to pay around £6m to United for his loan until the end of the season.
However, his agent has put the move on hold claiming Welbeck just wanted to consider a permanent exit.
"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 was quoted by TalkSport.
"He wants a straight transfer and he has every right to say that.
"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."
Following last week's confirmation from Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger that Olivier Giroud will be out of action for at least four months with a broken leg, the club has been linked with a number of strikers, including Radamel Falcao, Alessio Cerci and Sevilla star Carlos Bacca.
And even though Wenger previously said he was unlikely to sign a striker, after the draw against Leicester, he refused to rule out a new addition on deadline day.
"We can talk and talk and talk about signing someone or not. Could we win the game today without anybody [new signings], yes. We have plenty of strikers even when we had Giroud," he said.
"When we had Giroud, you asked me the same question so it's a recurrence as long as the transfer market is open to make everybody dream by thinking the solution is always somewhere where it's not necessarily obvious."