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Real Madrid are planning a summer move for Hector Bellerin, according to reports in Spain.
Bellerin has been heavily linked with a return to his homeland since he broke into Arsenal’s first team but the Gunners have successfully rebuffed all attempts to sign the the Spaniard.
Barcelona especially have been hot on the defender’s trail, having seen their former academy talent turn into a top player under Wenger’s guidance.
It does seen another Spanish heavyweight is now set to test Arsenal’s resolve to keep Bellerin.
According to Diario Gol via Caught offside, Real wants to sign Bellerin in the summer.
Real president Fiorentino Perez has reportedly become frustrated with Carvajal’s inconsistency this season and wants to bring in a replacement.
The report claims Barcelona’s Phillipe Coutinho has told Lionel Messi that Perez has held talks with Bellerin to discuss the possibility of a summer switch.
Bellerin has been a key player for Arsenal ever since breaking into the first team and his darting runs up and down the right flank has been a lethal weapon for the team.
Real chiefs believe a deal would cost around £35m which I personally think would be cheap price to pay, going the figure City spent on Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy last season.
Moreover, Arsenal will resist all offers for the defender. His contract at the club doesn’t expire until 2023, so we aren’t under any pressure to sell.
Giving the length on Bellerin’s contract, Arsenal will demand double the figure being quoted.