Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is Inter’s preferred target to replace the departing Achraf Hakimi, but his current club prefer to sell him outright over sending him out on loan.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that this could be a major obstacle for the Nerazzurri, who are thought to only be interested in bringing the player in on loan with an option to buy.

Bellerin’s name has emerged at the top of the Nerazzurri’s list of targets to replace the outgoing Hakimi, with the Spaniard thought to have the right profile to take over the right flank from the Moroccan.

However, it is thought that for budgetary reasons, the Nerazzurri could have difficulty meeting the Gunners’ valuation for the player this summer, and have only offered a deal which would bring him in on loan with the option to seal the move on a permanent basis later when the club have greater liquidity to their transfer budget.

At the moment, the London club are not thought to be keen on this arrangement, and will seek out offers for the player’s permanent sale before they consider Inter’s offer.