Real Betis have already made it clear to Hector Bellerin that they want him to remain with the club beyond the end of his current loan deal.
Bellerin is having a good season with Betis, and the Sevilla outlet claim he’s even knocking on the door of the Spanish national team in his current form.
Betis want to bring Bellerin in on a permanent contract, though that obviously means convincing Arsenal to sell.
The right-back will still have a year left on his Gunners deal when he returns to London over the summer, and Arsenal are considered to be a bigger hurdle for the La Liga club to overcome than Bellerin himself.
But assuming Betis make a reasonable offer, you’d think Arsenal would be open to a sale.
The chance to bring in some money for a player who is seemingly no longer in contention for starts under Mikel Arteta makes sense, allowing Bellerin a fresh start with a club he’s happy at.
On the other hand, Arsenal may be hoping to use Bellerin’s good form to help to generate other interest in him and spark a bidding war.
The 27-year-old has made 28 appearances this season, providing four assists. He’s helped Betis to the final of the Copa del Rey, a run to the last-16 of the Europa League, and fifth place in La Liga.
Ending the season with a trophy and European qualification would be a major positive for Betis and Bellerin, whatever happens next.