Bellerin, Arsenal, Inter

Inter Prioritizing Arsenal Fullback in Search for Hakimi Replacement

Finding a new starter on the right wing will be the first order of business for Inter. While they are working on multiple options, Hector Bellerin is their preferred target at this stage. They had some talks with Arsenal late in the week. They would like to add him on loan with an option or obligation to buy to delay the payment to 2022, when the budget could be higher. The alternatives are Davide Zappacosta and Manuel Lazzari.
Alba is clearly not impressed with how Barcelona contacted Inter without his knowledge for a loan move, only for it to crash down hours before deadline.

Inter Unlikely to Do Business with Barcelona Despite Recent Reports

Inter have been linked to Jordi Alba in the Spanish press, but other targets are more realistic for the flanks. Moreover, they turned down the trades proposed by Barcelona, especially those including their top defenders. Their interest in the Spanish fullback is not particularly high due to his price tag and wages. They have short-listed Manuel Lazzarri, Denzel Dumfries and Davide Zappacosta to replace Achraf Hakimi on the right flank.