PSG make £25m bid for Hector Bellerin

According to a report in the Guardian, PSG have made a bid of £25m for Hector Bellerin, plus £5m in add-ons.

It’s substantiated by an update from David Ornstein who says that dialogue between the two clubs is ongoing.

This is a summer in which everyone accepts Arsenal need to raise funds to bring in the calibre of players we’d all like to see, but the players we’d most like to depart are the ones who would bring in the least money.

As per reports, the club would like to keep Bellerin, but if the price is right they will sell, and the player himself is said to be open to a departure while not pushing for it to happen.

Bellerin has been at Arsenal since 2011, making him one of the longest serving players in the squad, and although some sad lads in their Datsuns make angry videos about him, he is a popular figure at the club and with fans.

However, it has always felt like some of the money we need to raise this summer was going to come from selling someone we like, someone we don’t necessarily want to go.

David Ornstein says that if he does go, Ainsley Maitland-Niles would be first choice as his replacement, and discussions are taking place over a move for Houssem Aouar.

Let’s see how this one goes, but it does sound as if there’s genuine substance to this story.