PSG open talks with Arsenal over £30m move for Hector Bellerin with Gunners aware substantial fee for Spanish defender could help fund Mikel Arteta’s summer transfer plans
- PSG have opened talks with Arsenal over a £30m move for Hector Bellerin
- The Gunners do not wish to lose the 25-year-old Spanish defender this summer
- But Arsenal realise a substantial sale could help strengthen the squad elsewhere
- Juventus and Bayern Munich are also among Bellerin’s admirers, as well as PSG
Arsenal do not wish to lose the 25-year old but recognise any substantial fee could be utilised to strengthen the squad elsewhere.
PSG have opened talks with Arsenal over a £30m move for Spanish right back Hector Bellerin
Arsenal don’t wish to lose him but a sale could free up funds for manager Mikel Arteta to spend
Bellerin is under contract until 2023 but is open to a new challenge.
PSG have been long term admirers and persistent in their pursuit. They have proposed £25m with a further £5m in add ons.
Arsenal value him higher than that and talks will continue. Meanwhile, Arsenal confirmed the £22.6million signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille on Tuesday.
The 22-year old Brazilian will wear the number six shirt and manager Mikel Arteta said: ‘He has many qualities which will make us stronger as a defensive unit and as a team.
Juventus and Bayern Munich are also among Bellerin’s admirers but PSG made the first move
‘He has proved with Lille that he is a defender with many outstanding attributes and we are looking forward to watching him grow as an Arsenal player.’
Arteta, has spent £41m in fees already with Magalhaes’ price due to rise to £27m eventually.
They have already signed Pablo Mari from Flamengo, made Cedric Soares’s move from Southampton permanent and brought in Willian from Chelsea on a substantial contract. They now need to begin offloading players to help balance the books.