Danny Welbeck
Manchester United are unwilling to let Danny Welbeck go for less than £16m Getty

Manchester United are reportedly demanding £16m for Arsenal and Tottenham target Danny Welbeck.

According to the Express, the Red Devils are open to letting the striker leave but their price demands have put off the interested clubs.

Earlier reports claimed that Louis van Gaal has deemed Welbeck surplus to requirements, and that he has told the striker he is free to find a new club during the summer transfer window.

Arsenal and Tottenham are keen on landing the striker, as they both look to bolster their offensive department.

The Gunners will be extra motivated to land a quality forward, after Arsene Wenger confirmed that Arsenal's number one striker Olivier Giroud will be out for at least four months after having broken his left tibia.

"Giroud had surgery today for a broken tibia and he will be out for three to four months on the competitive side," Wenger said, as quoted by the BBC.

"He'll be out for two months, but the time he needs to comes back is three to four months," the Frenchman added.

However, the FA Cup holders value the England international striker at £12m and are not willing to meet United's price.

Spurs on the other hand are also keen to land a forward as rumours continue to circulate around the future of Roberto Soldado, which will leave Emmanuel Adebayor as the only proven striker in their ranks.

But Mauricio Pochettino is said to be baulking at the asking price for Welbeck and is said to prefer a loan move over a permanent transfer.

The 23-year-old striker has spent his entire career at Old Trafford, having joined the club in 2005 when he was just 15. He made his debut for the first team during the 2011-12 season, but has struggled to nail down a place in the starting XI in the past three years.