Inter target Hector Bellerin could leave Arsenal on loan with a purchase option, but the English club would only allow this if a significant loan fee were attached to the initial loan.
This according to Italian news outlet Tuttomercatoweb.com, who report that the Gunners have clarified their stance on any possible deal for the 26-year-old, with the club willing to let the player leave after he has made his wish clear, but only on the right financial terms.
Bellerin’s agent was in London yesterday to hold talks with the Gunners, hoping that he could accept the English side to accept Inter’s offer for his client, who is set on a move to Serie A and wants to join as soon as possible.
Arsenal have accepted the possibility of allowing Bellerin to leave and will negotiate with the Nerazzurri over the possible terms involved in a deal for him, but would like financial assurances on the deal.
It is thought that the Nerazzurri would struggle with any major signings that are not on loan with a purchase option this summer due to financial restrictions, while the Gunners do not wish to lose Bellerin unless it is either a permanent sale or a loan with an obligation to buy.
The Gunners have opened up to the possibility of a loan move with a purchase option, though they are now insistent that it include a high loan fee in order to give themselves financial assurances.