Arsenal lining up new contract for defender
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.