Inter Milan have been ‘working for weeks’ to sign Arsenal’s Héctor Bellerín, according to Calciomercato.it.
The Serie A winners are looking for a new right-back following Achraf Hakimi’s big money sale to Paris Saint-Germain.
It’s claimed the Gunners fullback ‘remains on pole’ and Inter have had his approval for a transfer ‘for some time’ now.
As per the report, the Nerazzurri leaders are expected to make ‘new contacts’ with his agent and the north London club this week.
The 26-year-old didn’t feature in his side’s pre-season win over Millwall at the weekend and the website are of the belief ‘hot and decisive days’ are ahead for the Spaniard’s potential arrival at the San Siro.
FcInterNews are also reporting Mikel Arteta’s man is the ‘first name’ on Inter’s ‘notebook’ and they are trying to close his signing this summer.
Bellerín’s agent Alberto Botines is ‘still pushing for a transfer to Milan’, but Arsenal are not willing to open his exit on a loan deal with right of redemption.
If Inter can convince Arsenal to let Bellerín leave on a formula that can be beneficial for both clubs, a deal could be concluded since the player has already given his approval for transfer.