Hector Bellerin could be left stuck at Arsenal despite agreeing a contract with Inter Milan as Simone Inzaghi prefers PSV Eindhoven star Denzel Dumfries, according to Calciomercato.
Inter are still scouring the market for a new right-back after selling Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for £52m. Nerazzurri chiefs are exploring as many avenues as possible to find the Moroccan’s ideal successor, and keep coming back to Dumfries.
It is almost guaranteed Dumfries will leave PSV this summer after shining at Euro 2020. The Eredivisie outfit also only ask for €15m (£13m), although Inter would prefer to sign the Dutchman on loan with the option to buy next year.
It is a similar situation with Bellerin, who TuttoMercatoWEB note has agreed a contract with Inter as he looks to leave Arsenal. The Serie A champions ideally want to sign the Spaniard on loan and have the choice to purchase next year.
Arsenal are open to a loan-to-buy with Inter for Bellerin, as well, which would see the full-back sign a five-year, £60,000-per-week contract. Quite the drop from his £110k-p/w deal at the Emirates Stadium, which runs to 2023.
But Inzaghi could throw a spanner into Bellerin’s plans to leave north London for the San Siro. The Inter Milan boss dotes on the idea of signing Dumfries above anyone and has the 25-year-old atop his shortlist.
And a deal for Dumfries is up for grabs. PSV Technical Director John de Jong told Voetbal International: “We have not received a concrete offer yet. Of course, that can change very quickly. The chance of both of them [with Donyell Malen] leaving is, of course, very high.”
Inter signing Inzaghi’s top target Dumfries could leave Bellerin stuck at Arsenal
Inter Milan agreeing a deal with PSV for Inzaghi’s top target Dumfries could leave Bellerin stuck at Arsenal. The Spaniard has seen several potential exit routes close already this summer, but the San Siro seemed his best hope.
Bellerin has a contract ready to sign with Inter if Arsenal grant a loan-to-buy transfer. It would end the endless speculation over his future, with PSG previously keen before signing Hakimi, per Sport. ABC Sevilla also noted interest from Real Betis in May.
Atletico Madrid explored a deal as well, per CBS Sports, while Gianluca Di Marzio claimed Villarreal and Sevilla wanted him. But Arsenal are yet to receive an appealing, and Inter signing Dumfries could leave Bellerin behind despite telling the Gunners he wants to leave.