Arsenal would be willing to let Inter target Hector Bellerin go out on loan with a purchase option after speaking to the player’s agent.
This according to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, who report that the Gunners have softened their stance on the 26-year-old and are resigned to letting him leave.
Bellerin is one of the top targets for the Nerazzurri to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right side of the squad after the Moroccan’s departure for Paris Saint-Germain, and the player would like to join having agreed personal terms with the club and handed in his transfer request at Arsenal.
The main obstacle to a deal up to this point has been the Gunners’ unwillingness to allow the Spaniard to leave on loan with an option to buy, preferring to sell him outright or including an obligation to buy him permanently in a loan deal.
This has not been a demand which the Nerazzurri can meet, with the club only able to make major signings on loan with a purchase option during the summer due to financial restrictions.
However, the player’s agent met with the Gunners yesterday to reiterate his client’s desire to leave and join Inter and to try and convince the English club to accept the Nerazzurri’s offer.
Progress now appears to have been made, with the Gunners willing to discuss a loan move with a purchase option, though it remains to be seen whether this will lead to an agreement between clubs with work still to be done to come together.