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Report: Inter could switch focus back to Hector Bellerin if Arsenal change their stance

Inter Milan could make Hector Bellerin their top target for the right-back position once again if Arsenal decide to change their stance on loaning him out in the next 24 hours, according to a report from Calciomercato.

The Nerazzurri are still searching for Achraf Hakimi’s replacement at San Siro. And it appears that three names are on their radar.

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According to Calciomercato, they are keen on Bellerin, as well as Denzel Dumfries and Nahitan Nandez.

Dumfries is reportedly their priority. Nandez is just behind on the list. Bellerin meanwhile, is said to be third choice due to Arsenal not wanting to loan him out.

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Calciomercato suggests that if the Gunners’ stance is going to change, it will happen imminently.

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Their report notes that Bellerin’s agent is in London. He is reportedly hoping to convince Arsenal to accept a loan offer for the 26-year-old.

Crucially, it is claimed that Inter could switch their focus back to Bellerin once again should Arsenal’s stance soften. But it seems that discussions over the next day or so are pivotal.

Arsenal given additional incentive to let Bellerin move to Inter

Arsenal letting Bellerin join Inter may not make much sense for them, particularly if the Serie A champions are only willing to agree an option to buy.

Bellerin’s deal – worth £110,000-a-week – has two years left to run. The last thing Arsenal need is to loan him out and find he returns next summer after a poor time in Milan.

But perhaps they have now been given additional reason to seek a deal for Bellerin.

Journalist Pete O’Rourke claimed on Thursday that Arsenal want to use Bellerin in a swap bid for Lautaro Martinez.

Admittedly, agreeing a deal will not be easy just because the two clubs want a player off the other. O’Rourke claimed Martinez could cost £77 million.

But it is a potential starting point. With talks now imminent, it may not be too long before it becomes apparent whether there could be a deal.

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