Watford are in talks to sign former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck on a free transfer, it is reported.

Welbeck left the Gunners at the end of last season and the England international is still looking for a new club.

The 28-year-old's career has been hampered by several serious injuries and only made 14 appearances last season under Unai Emery at Arsenal.

Welbeck featured twice last season for England, coming off the bench in the Nations League defeat to Spain and starting the friendly win over Switzerland in September.

If Watford can persuade the former Manchester United attacker to move to Vicarage Road, it would be a major coup although his wage demands could test the club's resolve.