Inter’s hopes of bringing in Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin are dependent on them pursuing a permanent transfer rather than a loan with a view to buy, according to Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla.
Pedulla, as reported by FCInter1908.it, suggested that the Nerazzurri are still hopeful of landing the Spaniard but have little chance of success unless they change the structure of their offer.
As they seek a replacement for Achraf Hakimi following his move to Paris Saint-Germain last month, Inter have identified Bellerin and have looked to agree an initial loan with an obligatory purchase clause, to be activated next summer.
However, Pedulla claimed that the Premier League club were not interested in such an arrangement and Inter’s financial concerns made any immediate transfer difficult, although talks with Arsenal could reignite later in the window.
As such, the Nerazzurri are focusing on other transfer targets and are currently prioritising a move for Cagliari midfielder Nahitan Nandez.