Report: Club would rather sign £30m-rated star than Bellerin, could impact Leeds
Inter Milan have reportedly shifted their search for a right-back from Hector Bellerin to Leeds United target Nahitan Nandez.
According to CalcioMercato, the Serie A giants are keen on the Uruguayan international. As per the report, the finances of a deal for Nandez work better than a move for Bellerin.
The Gunners are eager to sell the Spanish fullback this summer. But Inter are unwilling to match the north London side’s valuation. Arsenal are looking for £20m for the 26-year-old.
Indeed, this change in tact could affect Leeds’ summer plans. As reported by Sardinia-based publication La Nuova Sardegna, Marcelo Bielsa’s side are keen on Nandez. Cagliari value the midfielder at €36m (£30m).
Inter’s interest in Nandez could skew transfer plans for both Arsenal and Leeds. The Gunners are desperate to offload Bellerin, whilst the Cagliari midfielder has long been on the radar for the Yorkshire side.
Indeed, it will throw a spanner in the works for the Premier League sides, yet Arsenal hold the power to ensure that Inter sign Bellerin this summer over Nandez.
The main sticking point between the Gunners and Inter has been the finances involved with a deal. Indeed, as per CalcioMercato, the Nerazzurri will be open to signing Bellerin if Arsenal lowers the asking price for the defender.
With the Spaniard open to leaving Arsenal wanting to sell, the Gunners might have to bite the bullet and lower the fee they want for Bellerin to get the fullback off their books.