Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck is considering leaving the club.
The 23-year-old, who favours a central striking role, is frustrated at being used regularly in other positions.
He has two years left on his contract but is debating whether to move rather than accept a new deal if one is offered in the summer.
Welbeck has scored 10 times in 32 United appearances this season and is expected to be in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for this summer’s World Cup.
With Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Javier Hernandez and £37.1m January signing Juan Mata all competing with Welbeck for a starting position up front for United, manager David Moyes is unlikely to offer him any assurances about next season.
There would be no shortage of suitors should he opt to leave – although United know that the Manchester-born academy graduate is held in affection by the club’s supporters, reports the BBC.
Welbeck scored only two goals last season, though one of those did come against Real Madrid in the Bernabeu Stadium.