Inter could have received positive news in their pursuit of Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin, with the Gunners reportedly open to letting the 26-year-old join on loan.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the English club would be willing to consider an initial loan move provided it includes an obligation to buy.

With Achraf Hakimi now officially a PSG player, the need for the Nerazzurri to find a replacement is clear, and it is thought that Bellerin is close to the top of their list of targets.

Inter are reported to prefer an initial loan move for the Spaniard, with the finances involved in buying him outright this summer difficult to accommodate in their budget, while the club would be able to meet the Gunners’ valuation at a later time.

For their part Arsenal would be willing to discuss a loan deal that includes an obligation to buy the player for a fee of €20-25 million, although they are still looking for a club to buy the player on a permanent basis.

Bellerin is not the only player on Inter’s list to replace Hakimi, with Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta and others being taken into consideration, but it now appears as though the Spaniard could be a realistic target.