PSG are keeping tabs on Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin who could be forced out of the Emirates Stadium this summer. Bellerin has spent the last nine years in North London, but his place is under threat after Southampton loanee Cedric Soares signed a permanent four-year deal.
Spain international Bellerin, 25, is very much in demand among European football’s biggest clubs despite a host of injury problems over the last 18 months.
Juventus and Bayern Munich are also interested in luring him away from Mikel Arteta’s rebuilding project that is set to take place this summer.
The French giants have got a right-back on their shopping list and have made it clear that Bellerin is someone that they are keen on signing.
Arteta could be tempted to cash in to boost his spending power, especially now that Soares has been secured.
Bellerin was named as a substitute in yesterday’s Premier League clash with Wolves, with Soares making his first start for the club.
He came on with 14 minutes left during the 2-0 win to make it four victories in a row fro Arsenal.
Bellerin, 25, has only made 11 Premier League starts due to injury this term, and is one of the higher earners at the club.
And Arteta has already looked to stamp his authority on the first team with some big decisions on players.
Mesut Ozil and Matteo Guendouzi were both left out of the squad again.
After the win, Arteta said: “It was one of my best results because of the schedule we’ve had – and because of how well they have done. It’s another step forward.
“The more solid we are the better the chance we will have to win football matches. It comes down to all 11 players defending.
“I was happy with the effort after Brighton. But I said then we cannot give anything to our opponents. Hopefully this will give us better chances to win games.”
Asked about Arsenal’s hopes of making a late dash for the top four, he added: “We have no margin for error.
“Two weeks ago it was impossible. We have to compete with this intensity and make it hard for them. We will wait and see.”
Published at Sun, 05 Jul 2020 05:00:00 +0000