Arsenal in talks with Atletico Madrid over Hector Bellerin transfer with full-back wanting to quit this summer | The Sun

ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly in talks with Arsenal over a transfer for Hector Bellerin.

Bellerin, 27, spent the season on loan at Real Betis and a move back to La Liga could be on the cards.


ElDesmarque report Atletico are "already negotiating" with the Gunners over the full-back, who has told the North London club of his desire to leave.

Bellerin knows "first-hand" of interest from the Madrid side and it is making him rethink his future.

He is "seduced" by the option of playing in the capital but Betis remains his preferred option after his successful 2021-22 campaign.

The Spain international impressed for his boyhood club where he helped the Seville outfit win the Copa del Rey, as well as finishing fifth.

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Bellerin made 32 total appearances and got five assists from right-back.

He has made no secret of his desire to remain at the Estadio Benito Villamarin after releasing an emotional statement to Betis' fans.

Meanwhile Real's president Angel Haro has admitted he will be sad to see Bellerin leave, but revealed he is hopeful their paths will cross again.

The defender looks set to depart the Emirates this summer either way, having just one year left on his contract.

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Bellerin is not in Mikel Arteta's plans in North London.

It is believed that Betis could struggle to turn Bellerin's temporary stay into a permanent switch due to financial reasons.

But Arsenal are refusing to release him to allow him to join on a free transfer as they hold out for a fee.

Atletico look to pip Manuel Pellegrini's side to his signature by agreeing a higher price with Arsenal.

Atletico were keen to sign the Gunner last year but failed to secure his services, and they appear to have retained their interest.

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