Report: Arsenal yet to field any official bids for Bellerin who's told club he wants to join them
Arsenal are, remarkably, still awaiting any official bids for Hector Bellerin this summer, according to The Telegraph.
Of all of the players facing an uncertain future at the Emirates, few seem to have been as heavily linked with a move away as Bellerin.
Previous reports claimed that his representatives are in talks with Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Villarreal.
In fact, it was suggested elsewhere that Bellerin had told Arsenal that he wanted to join the Nerazzurri.
However, there is one big problem for the Gunners as they look to offload the £110,000-a-week Spaniard – they are yet to receive an official bid.
It is suggested by The Telegraph that it could get to the stage where Arsenal may only be able to move Bellerin on if they are open to a loan deal that includes an obligation to buy.
Arsenal face tough decision as they await Bellerin bids
For some, loaning Bellerin out is better than nothing. The Spaniard has struggled in more recent times.
And he is now into the final two years of his contract. So his value is only likely to drop from here.
A loan that leads to a permanent deal may make sense.
But holding onto Bellerin is not a terrible option. He has previously shown how much quality he can possess.
And it may get to a stage where the offers are not good enough to justify letting him leave considering they may need to get a replacement in upon his departure.