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Arsenal’s and Barcelona international Hector Bellerin is reportedly set to be offered a new five-year contract to fend off his former youth club Barcelona and Manchester City.
The north London club have sounded out the Spaniard’s representative and talks are believed to on the cards in earnest after international break.
The 21-year-old who still has three years left on his current deal with the Emirates outfits, has quickly become one of the best right back in Europe with remarkable and brilliant performances in the past two season.
Being one of the best right back in Europe has quickly alerted Barcelona which is where he started his young career before he moved to Arsenal as a teenager.
City also made contact in the summer, which is believed to have infuriated Arsenal, and they were told clearly he was not for sale.
However, Arsenal will be willing to offer him a new five-year deal with a significant pay rise to put him up at the club pay scale.
Still, the Spaniard who’s known being ambitious and wanting to win things so they will be hoping the club big summer spending spree and start to the season proves their intent.
We will also be hoping to tie down German playmaker Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez to new deals as the duo contract with Arsenal expire in 2018.
Talks are underway with both and they are hopeful both will sign which would be another strong message of intent.