Barcelona eyeing surprise deal for Arsenal defender
Barcelona could look to sign Hector Bellerin as a replacement for Tottenham Hotspur-bound Emerson Royal.
The Blaugrana have opted to sell Emerson to Spurs for €30m. The transfer is pending a medical and personal terms being agreed.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Catalan giants are likely to pursue a replacement before the transfer window closes.
Bellerin has been linked with the club on several occasions, having previously developed in the La Masia academy.
The Blaugrana plan to propose a loan deal with an option to buy for around €15m at the end of the campaign.
The Gunners previously rejected a similar proposal from Inter Milan before they opted to sign Denzel Dumfries from PSV.
While the club are keen to offload Bellerin, it appears unlikely that they will accept a loan deal without a buy obligation.
Bellerin has less than two years remaining on his Gunners deal. He has yet to make an appearance this term amid a thigh injury.