Hector Bellerin: Barcelona plotting surprise move for Arsenal defender this transfer window

Hector Bellerin: Barcelona plotting surprise move for Arsenal defender this transfer window

- Hector Bellerin could return to Barcelona this transfer window

- The Spanish defender was a product of Barca La Masia before leaving them in 2011

- PSG and Juventus are also interested in the Spaniard

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Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has reportedly emerged as a top transfer target for new Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman this transfer window.

The Catalans are said to have reached out to the Gunners over a possible transfer of the Spaniard as the new La Liga season draws near.

Reports reveal that the Blaugrana will rather sign the 25-year-old on loan, but if the North Londoners reject the bid, then Barca have to offer them a player plus cash for the defender.

SunSport reveals that Bellerin will cost the Spanish League giants between £18 million and £23m but that appears too high owing to a huge financial crisis they suffered over the coronavirus pandemic.

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Bellerin has been on Barcelona's radar ever since he left the club in 2011. He was a product of the Spanish club's youth team.

Hector Bellerin: Barcelona plotting surprise move for Arsenal defender this transfer window

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Paris Saint Germain have also shown interest in the Spanish defender but the Gunners turned down a loan bid from the French champions this week.

Serie A giants Juventus also wants his services, however, he seems to be a key member of Mikel Arteta's team.

He made just 15 appearances last campaign but Barcelona are determined to sign him as a replacement for Nelson Semedo.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Emiliano Martinez who was left out of the Arsenal squad that defeated Fulham in the Premier League opening fixture has agreed a £20 million deal to join Aston Villa.

The 28-year-old goalkeeper will proceed to the north London club to undergo medical by Sunday, September 13 to complete the switch.

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According to UK outlet Independent, Martinez who has traveled to Birmingham is expected to sign a four-year deal at Villa.

Villa who survived the drop on the final matchday of last season had an initial £15 million bid rejected by the Gunners who want £20m.

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