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Bellerin would consider Arsenal departure this summer
Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin is reportedly ready to quit Arsenal in the summer transfer window, with several European clubs included Barcelona and PSG interest in the 24-year-old star.
The Spaniard international was linked with a move to French champions last summer and according to CBS sports, claim the Ligue 1 giant remains keen on signing the Gunners star.
The reports explain in details that Barcelona included two club’s from Serie A are also ready to move ahead of next season.
Arsenal eye Max Aarons, Tariq Lamptey
Arsenal have reportedly identified Tariq Lamptey and Max Aarons and as potential replacements for Hector Bellerin.
Despite being a regular for the Gunners since breakthrough in 2014, Bellerin has frequently been linked with a move to another high-profile European club.
Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona included two Serie A club’s are said to be monitoring the situation at a time when the Spaniard may consider taking on a new challenge.
And according to The CBS Sports, Arsenal are also assessing their options, leading to interest in Aarons and Lamptey of Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion respectively.
The Canaries are resigned to eventually having to part ways with Aarons, who is also said to have admirers in Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Despite his recent injury issues, 20-year-old Lamptey has been a revelation at the Amex Stadium since leaving Chelsea in January 2020.
Mikel Arteta gives verdict on permanent Martin Odegaard move
Mikel Arteta has suggested Arsenal could attempt to sign playmaker Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis this summer.
The 22-year-old Norwiah international moved to the Emirates Stadium on loan from Real Madrid in the January transfer window.
As things stand Odegaard is set to return to the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the campaign. However, the attacking midfielder faces an uncertain future after being sent out on loan four times since joining the Spanish champions.
Odegaard turns 23 later this year and may be keen to secure a permanent transfer away from Madrid if he feels first-team opportunities will be hard to come by again next term.
The Gunners would no doubt be interested in bringing the playmaker to the club on a permanent basis. However, the London club would likely face stiff competition for the signature of a player with vast potential.
And while Arteta did not rule out a summer swoop for Martin Odegaard, he says he will wait until the summer before discussing such matters.
‘We have Martin for a few months from Real Madrid and first of all we have to maximise this time with him to try to bring to the team all the qualities he has,’ the Arsenal boss said.
‘At the end of the season we will sit together and decide where we can take that relationship forward. At the moment it doesn’t just depend on us. On the pitch he is showing a lot of character and a lot of intelligence. They are characteristics that a leader should have.
‘He has been here a very short time but he has adapted very quickly. He is getting more and more respect from the players and the staff and his weight on the team will increase with every week.’