Report: Arsenal plan new Bellerin deal amid growing Barcelona interest

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron Jerome

Barcelona are thought to be keen on the Arsenal star.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron JeromeArsenal's Hector Bellerin in action with Norwich's Cameron Jerome

Arsenal are planning to offer Hector Bellerin a new deal as Barcelona grow increasingly interested in the full back, reports the Mirror.

Bellerin enjoyed another strong campaign last season, as he firmly cemented his place as Arsene Wenger’s number one right back.

That form has attracted the interest of Barcelona, with them needing to replace Dani Alves, who is heading for Serie A champions Juventus this summer.

(L-R) Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Daniel Alves celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Club World Cup(L-R) Barcelona's Cesc Fabregas, Andres Iniesta and Daniel Alves celebrate with the trophy after winning the FIFA Club World Cup

Bellerin is thought to be among their potential targets, with them having been impressed by his development at the Emirates in recent years.

Indeed, recent reports have suggested that  while his call up to the Spain squad for Euro 2016 has only helped to increase his reputation at the club. They are yet to make an offer for his services, but could easily change that stance over the coming months.

Arsenal manager Arsene WengerArsenal manager Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are more than aware of that, and have already set the wheels in motion to tie down Bellerin to a new deal, according to the Mirror.

His current deal expires in 2019, but they would surely look to add to that date and offer improved terms to keep him at the club long-term. The club are confident he will sign too, although it may not be agreed or announced in the near future.

Arsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in actionArsenal's Hector Bellerin and West Brom's James McClean in action

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