Inter Milan must “stump up the money” if they want to sign Hector Bellerin from Arsenal this summer, according to Kevin Campbell.
The former Gunners and Everton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Arsenal “hold all of the cards” in negotiations for the 26-year-old defender.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Inter Milan’s CEO Giuseppe Marotta revealed his club’s interest in signing the Spanish right-back this summer.
Inter CEO Marotta to Sky Sport: “Hector Bellerin is a player we’re following… but I can’t say more. Alex Telles? I can’t exclude this possibility but we’re making our plans and we’ll see. We’re now planning to keep our best players after selling Hakimi”. 🔵 #Inter #AFC #MUFC
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 17, 2021
Antonio Conte’s side are in the market for a right-sided full-back after Achraf Hakimi joined Paris Saint-Germain in a £60million deal.
Bellerin has two years remaining on his contract at the Emirates.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Bellerin’s future, Campbell said:
“Arsenal can play hard ball because they know Inter have got the Hakimi money. They need a wing-back.
“Inter Milan are league champions and the system they play would suit Bellerin so I’m sure he’s interested.
“But the price has to be right. Arsenal hold all of the cards here and if Inter want Bellerin, then stump up the money.
“There will be some wiggle room because all clubs are trying to balance their books after the Covid situation but the price has to be right.”
Bellerin is currently Arsenal’s longest serving player , with 238 appearances to his name since his debut in September 2013.
He has won three FA Cups and three Community Shields during his time in north London.
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