Barcelona have reportedly ‘leaked’ a list of potential transfer targets in a bid to encourage Hector Bellerin into forcing a move away from Arsenal.
- Hector Bellerin told he’s not allowed to leave
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- Barca leak own transfer list to entice Bellerin because they’re giant babies
Barca are getting pretty fed up with all this ‘not getting their own way’ business and since Arsenal aren’t playing ball by simply delivering a gift-wrapped Bellerin to Camp Nou, the Catalans are reportedly pushing the defender to force a move.
According to Don Balon, the La Liga giants, obviously not used to being told no, have reportedly ‘leaked’ a list of potential full-backs that they could sign this summer if they don’t get Bellerin in an attempt to encourage the Spaniard to speed things up a bit and hand in a transfer request.
Presumably they believe that if they look as if they’re not longer pursuing Bellerin, he’ll panic and go running into their arms.
The list includes Monaco’s Djibril Sidibe, Benfica’s Nelson Semedo, Valencia’s Joao Cancelo, Real Sociedad’s Alvaro Odriozola and Bayern Munich’s Joshua Kimmich.
According to the Spanish outlet, Barca aren’t willing to wait until August and, as we’ve already already reported, have issued Bellerin with an ultimatum.
The Gunners were initially supposed to be demanding £44m for the 22-year-old after he signed a new deal at the end of 2016. However, since, Arsene Wenger has point-blank refused to sell him first choice right-back.