A POTENTIAL swap deal involving Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier is reportedly ‘a genuine prospect’ this summer window.
The 26-year-old Gunners ace is growing increasingly frustrated with life under Mikel Arteta and has been linked with a move away for several months.
He was an unused substitute for the club’s defeat at newly-promoted Brentford on Friday.
Bellerin wants to return to Spain and both Atletico and Barcelona are keen.
Arteta is believed to be keen on getting a player in exchange for the full-back, with both Trippier and Barca’s Emerson mentioned as potential options.
Now Football London claims the Bellerin and Trippier swap is ‘a genuine prospect’.
And Arsenal forward Alexandre Lacazette could also reportedly be used in a possible exchange package.
Atletico have held off interest from Manchester United to so far keep hold of England international Trippier.
The 30-year-old helped Diego Simeone’s side to LaLiga title success last season but is believed to be keen on returning to the Premier League.
Bellerin is also reportedly so desperate to leave Arsenal that he's willing to slash his pay packet to make it happen.
He has expressed his desire to leave to both Arteta and technical director Edu – but he feels both are preventing him from departing.
Bellerin, Arsenal’s vice-captain and longest-serving player, still has two years remaining on his £100,000-a-week contract.
He spent eight years at Barcelona’s prestigious La Masia academy before heading to North London in 2011.
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