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Barcelona targeting five alternatives after admitting defeat in Bellerin 1

Posted on July 08, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Marca, Barcelona have got five alternative transfer targets at right-back to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin this summer, with the Spanish international looking set to stay at the Emirates Stadium.

The Catalans made Bellerin a priority after Ernesto Valverde was appointed manager but Barcelona have made little progress and the new season will start in a matter of weeks. As a result, the La Liga runners-up will have to target other names, and reports suggest they have five alternatives on their shortlist.

Barcelona target Hector Bellerin hands in transfer request 3

Posted on July 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal star Hector Bellerin is thought to have submitted a transfer request as speculation regarding his future at the Emirates heat up.

The 22-year-old has long been linked with a return to his former club and Barcelona have stepped up their efforts to land the Spanish international during the summer transfer window.

Bellerin spoke about his commitment to Arsenal and his appreciation of Arsene Wenger earlier in the season, but the Spanish reports claim that the right-back’s head has been turned by Barcelona prospect.

Wenger tells Bellerin he will not be allowed to leave this summer 0

Posted on July 04, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has reportedly told defender Hector Bellerin that he will not be allowed to exit the Emirates Stadium ahead of the new season, reports the Mirror. The Spanish international has been linked with a return to Barcelona this summer but Arsenal are keen to keep him and have now made it clear to the player and the Catalans that he isn’t for sale.

Barcelona have been on the hunt for an attacking right-back this summer after having failed to find a convincing replacement for Dani Alves, who joined Juventus last summer and looks set to join Manchester City this summer. The Catalans had Sergi Roberto and Aleix Vidal sharing the responsibility at right-back but both players struggled for consistency over the course of the season.

Arsenal have bid rejected for Neto 0

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to Portuguese publication A Bola, Arsenal have had a bid of £13m, rejected for Braga winger Pedro Neto. The highly-rated teenager made two appearances at the tail-end of the season and has been linked with a host of European sides as a result of his form at youth level.

Arsenal are one of many clubs believed to be interested in Neto and made a bid for his services this summer. However, Braga are holding out for £17.5m, the 17-year-old’s release clause, meaning the Gunners will have to improve their initial offer to stand a chance of signing the starlet.

Barcelona’s bid to sign Azpilicueta could be good news for Arsenal 0

Posted on June 27, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

According to the Daily Star, Chelsea are considering selling Cesar Azpilicueta to Barcelona this summer. It could be good news for Arsenal as Hector Bellerin would no longer be a target for the Catalans should they sign the other Spaniard in his stead.

Bellerin has been linked with both Barcelona and Manchester City for the last 12 months despite having signed a long-term deal last season. The 22-year-old was valued at £50m but Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger had no intentions of letting him leave the club regardless.

Kroenke reportedly steps in to end Bellerin transfer saga 0

Posted on June 23, 2017 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke has stepped in and spoken to Spanish right-back Hector Bellerin in a bid to keep him at the Emirates Stadium next season, reports Football.London. Spanish publication Cadena Sar believe the Arsenal owner has personally had words with Bellerin to convince him to reject interest from former side Barcelona to continue developing in London.

The 22-year-old, who was named in the PFA Team of the Year in 2015/16, is one of the best right-backs in the Premier League and overcome poor form last season to end the campaign strongly. Bellerin made 33 Premier League appearances, scoring and creating five goals, and helped the Gunners lift the FA Cup in May’s final against Chelsea.

Barcelona to offer Rafinha as part of Hector Bellerin deal 0

Posted on June 20, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Spanish giants Barcelona are not giving up on Arsenal star Hector Bellerin.

The Spanish star right-back has been repeatedly linked with a return to Camp Nou over the past couple of months and it appears that Barcelona are prepared to step up the chase for their former player.

The Barcelona graduate Hector Bellerin left Catalonia for North London as a teenager back in 2011, but the 22-year-old has since gone on to become a first-team regular for the Premier League club. Bellerin emerged as one of the most important players for Gunners last season, whereas he also broke into the Spanish international side.

Should Arsenal re-sign Cesc Fabregas this summer? 2

Posted on June 12, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Metro, Arsenals fans are hoping that the Gunners make a move for former captain Cesc Fabregas this summer. Reports suggest that Fabregas’ boss at Chelsea Antonio Conte will allow the Spaniard to leave this summer.

Fabregas was not always in the starting line-up for the Blues last season, as just 13 of his 29 Premier League appearances came from the substitute’s bench. However, the 30-year-old still managed to produce 5 league goals and 12 assists.

In fact, Fabregas was highly influential in the title run in, grabbing five assists and a goal, which were crucial in the Blues winning the title.

Barcelona confident of signing Hector Bellerin 2

Posted on June 07, 2017 by David Nugent

According to the Independent, Spanish giants Barcelona are confident of signing Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin this summer in a deal worth £45million.

The Catalan giants have been in desperate need of a right-back since the exit of Daniel Alves to Italian champions Juventus. They have been linked with numerous moves for Bellerin who left the club’s youth ranks to join Arsenal.

However, it is now claimed that the 22-year-old is hoping for a move back to his home city after his family recently returned to the Catalan capital. In a recent international on international duty, he claimed he was content at Arsenal, but he said ‘he’ll see what happens’.

Gunners join chase for OGC Nice star 0

Posted on June 07, 2017 by Milos Markovic

Arsenal face a difficult challenge in their efforts to land the OGC Nice highly-rated star Jean Michael Sari.

According to various reports from British press, initialised by the Guardian, the Ivorian midfielder who had a blistering season with French Ligue 1 outfit has emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger and club chief Ivan Gazidis were pictured at Cote D’Azur airport in Nice, with reports swirling about a move for AS Monaco star Kylian Mbappe.

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