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Arsenal are hoping to tie Hector Bellerin to a new contract following the reported interest from Barcelona.
The 21 year old defender has been linked with a move to Barcelona but Arsenal are adamant the player won’t be leaving the Emirates at any price.
According to Sport.es via HITC Sport, Arsenal have now moved to tie the defender to a new deal landing a huge blow to Barcelona in the process. The new deal is expected to considerably increase the defender’s wages.
The report claims Wenger wants the defender to sign the new contract after the Euro 2016 competition as other clubs could join Barcelona in targeting the defender should he not act fast.
The club has already contacted the player’s camp about a new deal and it is believed Bellerin is more than happy to remain at the Emirates.
According to Skysports Guillem Balague, Barcelona could turn their attention to other targets after being told by Arsenal that the player isn’t for sale. Ballague said:
‘In truth, the player that Barcelona really want is Hector Bellerin and they still think they have a chance of taking him from under Arsenal’s nose.
‘Unfortunately for them Arsenal have made it abundantly clear that Bellerin is going nowhere, at any price, hence Barcelona’s plan B which involves Azpilicueta.’
Manchester City have also been linked with Bellerin has Guardiola is believed to be a fan of the 21 year old fullback.