Today Marca claim that the transfer, likely to cost upwards of £40 million, could be made much easier if Arsenal are interested in a cash-plus-player deal.
Hector Bellerin is part of a Spain squad that is among the favourites to win the European Under-21 Championship.
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It comes off the back of reports on Monday that the Spanish worldwide has purchased a home near Barcelona with his parents moving back, as per Sport, and so from an Arsenal perspective, this is now certainly becoming increasingly worrying.
Bellerin only recently signed a new long-term deal, so there is absolutely no compulsion for Arsenal to sell the right-back.
The former Barcelona youth prospect is now on worldwide duty with Spain at the European Under-21s Championships and has promised to donate £50 for every minute he plays at the tournament. The 24-year-old still has a lot to offer and Barcelona believe that they can persuade Arsene Wenger into accepting the cash+player bid for the full-back.
With Dani Alves expected to leave this summer, the Italian champions are in the market for a right-back and Bellerin is one of the players the club have been closely following. Aleix Vidal struggled with form and injuries last season, and Sergi Roberto has a lot of potential but is a more natural fit in midfield.