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Arsenal are apparently prepared to agree a bid of £42m for hector Bellerin in this transfer widow. The full back has signed six- and- half year contract with the North Londoners earlier in the campaign.
Both Manchester City and Catalan giant have showed their interest on The Spanish international in recent weeks with the final believed to be a favourable destination for Barcelona.
According to English outlet Metro, the Gunners are not strong on losing their key player during the summer transfer widow, but could be advised to sell.
Bellerin has recently admitted that he is overwhelmed by the ‘Special’ interest from former club Barca, but he is nevertheless prepared to stick with the FA Cup semi-finalists for the time being.
The former La Masia student is understood to have a close relationship with Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, and Mundo Deportivo believe that his future could be dependent on the status of the manager.
Wenger currently has a contract at the Emirates until the summer, and there is every possibility that he could turn down a fresh deal owing to the negative atmosphere surrounding the club.
Bellerin has previously heaped praise on the head coach for his development into a top-class right-back and Wenger’s departure could urge the Spaniard to look for fresh pastures elsewhere.
Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez had watched the player in action during Arsenal’s 5-1 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich earlier last month, and he has since held secret talks with the full-back over a potential deal.
Bellerin has managed over 100 appearances for the Gunners since making his breakthrough during the 2014-15 season. He has also garnered three caps with the Spain national side but remains an outsider to make the World Cup squad in a year’s time.