Paris Saint-Germain have submitted a £25m bid for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin.
Les Parisians came within 90 minutes of scoring their eventual goal in Lisbon in August but fell short in a 1-0 Champions League final defeat against Bayern Munich.
And it seems manager Thomas Tuchel is not talking about strengthening his side for another deep European run next term.
Bellerin wins FA Cup with Arsenal after returning from injury/Catherine Ivel/Getty Images
The Guardian reports that the French giants were in ‘daily contact’ with the Gunners last week over a potential deal for Bellerin, as they look to add another pair to Bayern in the race for the Spaniard.
However, they have attempted to capture the move by sending Mikel Arteta and Arsenal an initial bid of £25m with a further £5m added.
The 25-year-old is under contract in north London until June 2023 and Bellerin is understood not to be one of the players Arteta wants to help balance the books following the arrivals of Pablo Mari, Willian and Cedric Suarez this summer. Ready to let go. and Gabriel Magalhas.
However, despite Arteta’s wishes, Bellerin seems less convinced about his future in north London.
Mikel Arteta has overseen a busy transfer window so far / Poll/Getty Images
Football London’s James Benj reports that Bellerin sees the current market as a crossroads for his career, and that he is unsure whether Arteta will, despite promising signs under Pep Guardiola’s former assistant. Reconstruction under the ‘right place for his prime minister’. far off
Along with PSG and Bayern, Juventus are also believed to be admirers of Bellerin.
Les Parisians see the Arsenal man as a replacement for Thomas Meunier – who left for Borussia Dortmund as a free agent earlier this summer – at the Parc des Princes, with versatile Thelo Kehrer from his E.U. The far right was deployed with mixed results. campaign
Thomas Tuchel is looking to quickly revamp his PSG squad for next season after their Champions League final defeat/Pool/Getty Images
PSG’s bid comes in under Arsenal’s £35m asking price for the player, but David Ornstein notes that ‘there is hope that a middle ground can be amicably struck.’
Selling Spanish can be critical to achieving priority goals. Namely Thomas Partey of Atletico and Houssem Aouar of Lyon.