Arsenal star Hector Bellerin has been attracting interest from Catalan giants Barcelona following the departure of Dani Alves.
The 21-year-old was signed from Barcelona five years ago, and is now one of the leading right backs in the Premier League.
Barcelona’s interest has forced Arsenal to look for alternatives, report Catalan based newspaper Sport.
Sport reckon Arsenal have a couple of players on their list, who could replace Bellerin.
Napoli’s Elseid Hysaj and Bayern Munich’s Rafinha are the players that could reportedly interest the Gunners.
It’s very unlikely Arsenal will sanction the sale of Bellerin this summer, and the Catalan based newspaper would probably be better looking at Bellerin alternatives for Barcelona, rather than Arsenal.
Bellerin has three-years left on his contract at the North London club, and has a goal and 8 assists to his name in 44 appearances this season.
The player was rewarded for his impressive performances for Arsenal this season by a call up to Spain’s national team squad for the Euros, after Real Madrid’s Dani Carvajal was ruled out due to an injury.
Catalan’s media love winding Arsenal up over transfers, and this one could run and run.