Paris Saint-Germain ‘tell Arsenal they have NO interest in signing Matteo Guendouzi’ as French side were offered Mikel Arteta’s wantaway midfielder
- Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly rejected chance to sign Matteo Guendouzi
- The 21-year-old Frenchman has been absent from the Gunners squad since June
- Guendouzi was left out of Arsenal’s Community Shield victory against Liverpool
- PSG have instead set their sights on another Arsenal player – Hector Bellerin
The 21-year-old Frenchman has been absent from the Gunners squad following ugly scenes involving Brighton striker Neal Maupay in their defeat at the Amex last season following the restart and has fallen out of favour with boss Mikel Arteta.
That appears to have continued into this season after he was left out of the FA Cup holders’ Community Shield victory against Liverpool on Saturday at Wembley.
Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly rejected chance to sign Matteo Guendouzi from Arsenal
But the Ligue 1 champions won’t be signing Guendouzi, according to The Telegraph, as they set their sights on another Arsenal player – Hector Bellerin.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have opened talks with Arsenal over a £30million move for Spanish right back Bellerin.
The north London club do not wish to lose the 25-year old but recognise any substantial fee could be utilised to strengthen the squad elsewhere.
The 21-year-old Frenchman has fallen out of favour with Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta
Juventus and Bayern Munich are also among Bellerin’s admirers but PSG have made the first move.
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. Bellerin’s departure could pave the way for Ainsley Maitland-Niles to stay.
Thomas Tuchel’s side have reportedly opened talks with Arsenal over move for Hector Bellerin