Barcelona sporting director Robert Fernandez has refused to rule out a move for Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin this summer.
The Liga giants have long been linked with a move to bring Bellerin back to Camp Nou but those rumours looked to have been put to bed after he signed a new long-term deal in November.
However, Arsenal’s recent poor run of form, coupled with Barcelona’s struggles at right-back have seen speculation reignited in recent weeks.
Fernandez was asked directly about a move for Bellerin, ahead of Barcelona’s win over Valencia on Sunday, and admitted the club were considering strengthening at full-back.
“It is a position that we are evaluating,” he said via Marca.
“There are many options and we will decide what we think is the best. If the market helps us, we will always try to improve, why not?
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“But I do not want to talk about these things now, better to think about the titles we can win this year.”
Arsene Wenger was also asked about interest in Bellerin from Barcelona recently, insisting all reports were false but this does not look like a transfer rumour that is going to go away anytime soon.
Bellerin has actually struggled for form in recent weeks but Barcelona have still not managed to adequately replace Dani Alves and it is surely a position in which they will look to strengthen this summer.