Arsenal could be stuck with Bellerin as another suitor looks at an alternative

Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move to Inter Milan as the replacement for Achraf Hakimi, who has left the Italian champions for PSG.

However, the Italians are struggling to reach an agreement with the Gunners over his transfer and they could turn their attention to an alternative.

They still prefer to have the Arsenal man in their squad, but they want him on loan with the option of a permanent transfer but Arsenal wants more certainty regarding his future sale.

This has been the stumbling block in the negotiations between both clubs and it could force the Italians to look elsewhere.

Gazzetta dello Sport via Sempre Inter claims that Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta has now emerged as a possible target for the Nerazzurri.

He spent last season on loan at Genoa and might need to leave Stamford Bridge again this summer if he wants to play regularly.

The report says Chelsea also want to sell him and could even trigger an extension to his current deal with them to keep him valuable.

However, he would still cost significantly less than the 25m euros Arsenal has asked Inter to pay for Bellerin after a season-long loan deal.

Keeping Bellerin at the Emirates for another season will reduce his value because he would have only a year left on his current deal next summer.

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11 Comments

  1. Durand says:

    Inter has the money, don’t blame them for trying to drive down the price.

    After seeing the Mavroporas and Guendouzi business interactions, they would be foolish to pay the desired sum.

    1. Voyageur says:

      If they play their cards right we might even waive the transfer fee and pay half his wages…

      1. Durand says:

        Ha, don’t start, probably not far from the truth.

        Arsenal used to shop at the bargin bin, now WE ARE THE BARGIN BIN.

        Come one come all, no deal too bad.
        Everything must go, no deal too bad.

        Want a player for free? We’ll cancel their contract. (Mustafi & Sokratis)

        Can’t afford their wages? We’ll pay don’t worry (Ozil)

        We’ll even buy a player and loan him back to you or anyone else interested (Saliba).

        We also buy your damaged and junk
        (Dude with broke back in Jan with Wenger, and Willian from Chelsea).

        No one is too young, too old, too damaged or too junk.

        1. Ozziegunner says:

          Kalstrom.

        2. The Emirates says:

          Hahaha nice one Durand. We are doing badly in buying and selling players.

    2. Nobody says:

      Inter do not have money even with the Hakimi sale. They owe 650 million Dollars to a stock exchange in China. Debt recently came due and they could not pay so they go an extension. A condition of the extension is that they need to make a 70 million Euro profit on their summer transfer business.

  2. Indian Gunner London says:

    Kim Kalstrom was the funniest signing brought in a wheelchair and still passed a medical at AFC to be a signing.

    1. Durand says:

      Thank you, Kalstrom was indeed the player and it may have been a crack in a disc or crock of the sort, not a “broken back” that was my exaggeration to make a point on damaged goods.

  3. RSH says:

    a loan is off the table. They just sold Hakimi for a massive amount. Bellerin isn’t a player that is loaned out like this either.

  4. ThirdManJW says:

    Bellerin is another one of our players that has been/will be hard to shift. Not very good, and on big wages.

  5. VasC says:

    I wonder why two of our longest serving players (comparatively) Bellerin and Xhaka looking at opportunities to jump ships? Especially, when their club is neck-deep in troubled water and in desperate need of any and every assistance to recover from it. Young players are loaned out and the senior ones are looking for a way out. What exactly is happening at our club?

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