After a fruitful loan at Real Betis, the 27-year-old is back at Arsenal, but manager Mikel Arteta does not have him in his plans for the 2022–23 season.
The Spaniard's deal with the North London club has one more year left on it, and a recent report claimed that he had asked Arsenal to sever it so that he could sign a permanent deal with Real Betis.
Sport claims that Barcelona is also interested, and the Catalan powerhouses are looking to add a new right-back before the transfer deadline.
According to the report, Xavi's team has asked Bellerin to hold off until the end of the transfer window while they try to find a home for Sergino Dest, who is no longer needed by the team.
According to the report, Xavi "does not have confidence" in Dest, who has not played for the team thus far in the La Liga season.
Villarreal’s Juan Foyth and Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Meunier have also been mentioned as right-back targets for Barcelona, but Bellerin’s potential availability on a free transfer makes him an attractive proposition.
Bellerin came through the youth system at Barcelona, representing the club between 2003 and 2011 before making the move to Arsenal, where he has made 239 appearances in all competitions.
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