There are tons of transfer gossip around right now and it is no surprise that almost every Arsenal player is being linked with a move away but I must say the rumour linking Hector Bellerin with Atletico Madrid has come out of the blue.
Usually one can dismiss most speculation, especially if it comes from The Sun, Mirror, Daily Star etc. but Matt Law at the Telegraph does carry some credibility and his claim that Atletico wants to sign Bellerin should be taken seriously.
Basically, Atletico will offer their player Vitolo in exchange for Bellerin, I could not find any reference to any cash being involved so I assume it would be a straight swap but could easily be wrong on that.
It is a strange one because of the injury to Bellerin but that does not appear to bother the Spanish giants and they remain keen on the 24-year-old.
As for Vitolo, he is 29-years-old, a winger, primarily on the left and played under Unai Emery for three seasons winning three Europa League trophies.
Again, this one seems strange, Arsenal could do with a winger but why would they consider swapping a defender with his best years ahead of him for a forward close to 30?
Like I say, Matt Law is a credible journalist and there must be something in this but on the face of it, I cannot see Arsenal agreeing to a deal of this sort.
Bellerin is valued at £50 Million according to the report and I just do not see Vitolo being worth that so there has to be more to this if Atletico thinks Arsenal would even think about considering this proposal.
It will be interesting to see how this one unfolds in the days ahead.