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The Insider's View: Arsenal handed blow in bid to sell Bellerin and Inter close in on Dumfries

Inter are closing in on Denzel Dumfries in what is a blow to the efforts of Arsenal to get rid of Hector Bellerin

What’s the story?

According to Calciomercato, the £15m player’s agent Mino Raiola has reached an agreement with the Italian side over the 25-year-old. All the Serie A champions need to do is reach an agreement with PSV over the defender.

However, it’s a bitter blow to the Gunners, who are keen on getting rid of Bellerin. The player himself would like to leave the Emirates Stadium for a fresh challenge.

The Spaniard endured a tough campaign last season on a personal note. His year was marred by inconsistencies, not least from the throw-in line.

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Bellerin is a must-sell for Arsenal as Inter close in on Dumfries

It’s simple.

Bellerin is a must-sell for Arsenal as Inter close in on Dumfries as their replacement for Achraf Hakimi.

The 26-year-old was a key target for the Milan side this summer, however, they’ve failed to agree on a deal with the Londoners.

As a result, it seems they’ve moved on to new targets.

Last season’s performance really heightens the need to get rid of Bellerin. His inability to link with whoever played on the right-wing or defend to a high enough level spoke volumes.

A replacement right-back is needed as Arsenal desperately need to match the quality produced by Kieran Tierney on the left flank.

Retaining Bellerin is looking increasingly likely as Inter move to different targets. It’s a massive blow for Mikel Arteta, who may have to contend with the Spain international for another season.

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