Arsenal are reportedly considering Paris Saint-Germain’s £30million offer for Hector Bellerin.
PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is thought to be keen on signing a new right-back and the Ligue 1 champions have been in consistent contact with the Gunners over the availability of Bellerin, according to the Guardian.
The Gunners’ hierarchy have made it clear to Mikel Arteta that he must sell in order to recoup money spent on new signings Willian, Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares and Gabriel Magalhaes, as well as consider the finances to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a new lucrative deal.
Arteta would ideally want to keep hold of Bellerin but the club are believed to be mulling over PSG’s opening bid of £25million, with £5m in add-ons.
The 25-year-old has been a regular for Arsenal in recent seasons and under Arteta as manager, but with Ainsley Maitland-Niles looking increasingly likely, the Gunners boss may feel the club could do without Bellerin’s services.
Arsenal may reject PSG’s opening offer in hope of the Ligue 1 club tabling an improved offer, but it is thought a deal may not be far off from being struck.
With Arteta keen on signing a couple more players this summer – mainly Thomas Partey – the potential sale of Bellerin, as well as others, would help in the Spaniard landing the Atletico Madrid midfielder.