Sevilla have begun probing for Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin, who the Gunners could cash in on this summer.
Bellerin is one of the longest-serving players among Arsenal’s ranks, having been at the club since 2011. However, his future has come into question recently.
The right-back has been in and out of the side due to injuries, while the recent permanent signing of Cedric Soares adds competition in his position.
Therefore, the Express claim that Arsenal could listen to offers for Bellerin when the transfer window opens. Three clubs are said to be interested in taking him to Europe.
The report mentions Italian duo Juventus and Inter Milan as potential suitors for Bellerin. However, Inter have recently confirmed the signing of Achraf Hakimi for the right-back role.
Another side said to have made enquiries for Bellerin is Sevilla. The 25-year-old has never played professionally in Spain, but Sevilla could give him the chance to return to his home country.
Bellerin still has three years left on his contract, but the confirmation of Soares’ stay means that Arsenal would not be totally against his exit.
The Spaniard has emerged as a senior figure at the Emirates Stadium, serving as vice-captain, but the Express suggest that he could leave – as Mikel Arteta considers making some swap deals.
BELLERIN INSISTS ARSENAL ARE IMPROVING
Before Bellerin can think of a move, there is work to be done to ensure Arsenal finish the season strongly.
The Gunners have a lot of ground to make up if they want to qualify for the Champions League, but Bellerin recently vowed that his side will give their all in the battle to reach that target.
“For us that has been the goal since the beginning of the season,” he said. “Obviously coming back from lockdown that has always been our goal.
“It wasn’t the best of starts to our Premier League return. We have been working really hard through quarantine – not just physically but tactically as well.
“I think we just needed those games to get all those new concepts onto the pitch. I think slowly we are getting there and are improving.”