Champions League giants consider rivalling Real Madrid for transfer of key Arsenal star

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Arsenal reportedly face interest from Juventus in a transfer move for right-back Hector Bellerin, who has also recently been linked with Real Madrid.

The Spain international has been a key player for the Gunners since becoming a first-team regular during the 2014/15 season, and remains one of the most highly rated young defenders in the game.

According to Tuttosport, Bellerin is now on Juventus’ radar as they eye upgrades in the full-back positions.

This follows Don Balon recently claiming Real Madrid president Florentino Perez was also looking at Bellerin, though Arsenal will surely do all they can to prevent him leaving the Emirates Stadium.

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Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin is a transfer target for Juventus

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The 22-year-old’s pace, energy and quality make him a perfect all-rounder for Arsenal in their system, which often involves using wing-backs as extra attackers.

Having brought Bellerin through from the club’s youth team, Arsene Wenger would be disappointed to see him show a lack of loyalty by moving on to a bigger name so soon.

That said, Arsenal really need to do more to keep their stars and that will involve becoming more competitive when it comes to major honours.

Bellerin has lifted two FA Cups with the north Londoners, but is yet to come close to glory in the Premier League or Champions League.

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