Arsenal may agree to sell Hector Bellerin to Paris Saint-Germain to help fund summer moves for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar. Gunners chiefs know they have few saleable assets to cash-in on this summer, but they also need some additional cash to bring in manager Mikel Arteta’s top targets – including Atletico Madrid midfielder Partey. Bellerin is one of those Arsenal are considering cashing in on to help strengthen the team, following an approach from Paris Saint-Germain. PSG have made their interest in Bellerin known and the clubs have opened talks about a possible move in the coming weeks.
Bellerin has been linked with an Arsenal exit before, and is also being eyed by Juventus and Bayern Munich, but the French champions have made contact and want him as a replacement for right-back Thomas Meunier, who joined Borussia Dortmund in a free transfer earlier this summer. There has been regular contact between the two clubs over the last week with the French giants looking to pay around £30million. Arsenal would prefer Bellerin to stay – he is under contract until 2023 – but will not stand in his way if the 25-year-old full-back wants to move to Paris and the club receive the right fee.
And that will aid Arteta in his chase of Atletico Madrid’s Partey – who has a £44.5million release clause – while the Premier League club has also held talks over a possible move for Lyon playmaker Aouar. If Bellerin does leave, Arsenal will also scrap their plans to sell Ainsley Maitland-Niles this summer. The versatile 23-year-old is a target for Wolves, who reportedly had an opening bid of £15m rejected by Arsenal and are expected to come back with an improved offer.