'Not accepting': Fabrizio Romano says one Arsenal transfer discussion has just experienced a big twist
Arsenal are reportedly in negotiations to sell Hector Bellerin.
The Gunners are thought to be in negotiations with Inter over the sale of the full-back.
Calciomercato reported earlier this week that the Italians were keen to take Bellerin on loan with an option to buy.
Arsenal were apparently open to agreeing a loan, but they wanted an obligation to buy included.
The report adds that the Gunners value Bellerin at £17.1 million – higher than what Inter want to pay.
However, Fabrizio Romano has now reported that Arsenal are no longer accepting a loan-to-buy deal for the 26-year-old.
Bellerin has been linked with a departure from Arsenal for a number of months now.
ESPN reported back in February that the Spaniard wanted to quit the Gunners at the end of last season.
However, he stayed in wake of heart-to-heart talks with Arteta, with whom he has a close relationship from their playing days at the club.
ESPN also claimed that, in discussions last year, the Arsenal boss asked Bellerin to give the club one more season and in return, they would consider an exit this summer.
Apparently both club and player feel that, with two years left on his contract, this summer represents the right time to move on.
Bellerin has been at Arsenal since 2011, when he joined the academy from Barcelona’s La Masia.
He has gone on to make 239 competitive appearances for the Gunners.