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Juventus join race for Hector Bellerin

Juventus join race for Hector Bellerin

Hector Bellerin eyed as probable Dani Alves replacement

Football Transfer Centre

Juventus could reportedly compete with Barcelona in the pursuit of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin this summer.

The Spain international has six years left on his Gunners deal, but this has not diminished speculation over his future with former club Barca holding a keen interest in his services.

According to Tuttosport, the Old Lady have earmarked Bellerin as their prime target for the right-back role, should Dani Alves end his association with the club this summer.

Veteran defender Alves enjoyed a top season with the Turin-based club last term, but he is still angered by the lack of contractual decisions. Both Manchester City and Chelsea are looking into a proposed deal for the three-time Champions League winner, and his departure could trigger a transfer attempt for Bellerin.

Despite this, Bellerin is said to favour a return to Catalonia with Barcelona prepared to discuss a player-plus-deal involving Rafinha as makeweight. The 22-year-old is currently with his Spain teammates at the European Under 21 Championships.