Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Bellerin and Zapata


Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move away from Emirates this summer.

The highly talented Spanish full back appears to be a target for Manchester United and his former club Barcelona.

With Barcelona ready to let go of Dani Alves this summer, the Spanish champions could make a move for Arsenal’s prodigiously talented right back and he thinks the interest from these clubs is ‘nice’.

Although Bellerin confirmed that he is happy at Arsenal and will stay beyond this summer, he did not rule out a move either. He said that he would think about the interest from other clubs when the time comes and that his agent is concerned with these matters.

He said: “When you have a good season, always news like this emerges. I am very misinformed about it, these are questions for my agent, but I am happy to attract the interest of such big clubs, that’s always nice.”

“I have said it before: I am very happy where I am and I do not think about anything else than the national team.”

According to Spanish publication Sport, Barcelona will need to shell out around 40 million Euros for the Arsenal defender.

In other news, Arsenal have submitted an offer for the Napoli striker Duvan Zapata.

The striker has scored 8 times in 25 appearances this season and is currently on a two year loan at Udinese. The club president confirmed that Napoli can recall the player early and he also confirmed Arsenal’s bid for him.

“There is a clause that allows Napoli to recall him early from the two-year loan,” Udinese President Franco Soldati said.
“He is very happy in Udine, his agent said that too and I hope he can remain with our jersey.
“He also received many offers from abroad, including from Arsenal. However, first we want Coach Beppe Iachini to get to know the team so they can make shared decisions.”

The Gunners have been linked with moves for several strikers including Morata, Higuain and Lewandowski.


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