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Hector Bellerin news

Bellerin to sign new Arsenal deal?
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Arsenal are lining up a surprise contract extension for Hector Bellerin, according to The Athletic.

The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a move away from the Gunners this summer, but nothing has materialised.

Inter Milan have expressed an interest in the 26-year-old, and they are only looking for a loan deal with an option to buy.

The Gunners have the preference for a permanent move, but the lack of offers could see Bellerin remain at the club.

As per The Athletic, negotiations are planned with Bellerin over a new contract that would assure him with a pay rise.

The north London club are keen to preserve his transfer value, and are expected to hold talks with his agent over a renewal.

Bellerin has two years left on his current deal. If he stays, he could face stiff competition for the right-back spot next term.

Calum Chambers has emerged as the first-choice right-back after promising displays during the back end of last season.