Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer as the Gunners look to sell players to raise additional transfer funds.
Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhas is sealing a £27m move to the Emirates Stadium – which will use up a large chunk of Mikel Arteta’s transfer budget – so the focus is now on looking to offload players to raise more cash. It’s done.
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Midfielder Mattéo Guendouzi is seen as a potential casualty, but one player whose head has been added to the chopping block is Bellerin. According to RMC Sport, the Spaniard has been offered to PSG and is under consideration at the Parc des Princes.
Les Parisiennes allowed Thomas Meunier to leave the club and join Borussia Dortmund earlier in the window, meaning Thomas Tuchel only has youngsters like Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba to call upon on the right.
As a result, the Champions League finalists are mulling a move for Bellerin, although his recent injury struggles – a cruciate ligament injury kept him out for almost the whole of 2019 – mean PSG are still on the right side. Not affected at all.
Bellerin, who has three years left on his current contract, lost his place to Cedric Sours until the end of the season, and the Portugal international sealed a permanent move to the Emirates this summer, believing Reason being that Bellerin may struggle for minutes. Next season too.
His exit may not be the only change in Arteta’s defense this summer. According to Sky in Germany, Schalke are looking to bring Sed Kolasinek back to the club on loan.
The 27-year-old is yet to fully settle in London and is interested in returning to Schalke for personal reasons, but Kolasinak has been told to lower his wage demands if he wants to make the move. it will have to be done.
Kolasinac wanted by Schalke / James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images
Schalke currently find themselves deeply in debt and have warned Kolašinac that they can only offer him £40,000-a-week, but he currently takes home more than £100,000-a-week at the Emirates.
It still has a long way to go, but it seems like everyone would be interested in making a move. As always, it will all come down to money.
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