Arsenal learn ‘likely’ Bellerin move, agree to Saliba deal, ‘consider’ Maddison

Arsenal go into the new Premier League season having won five games in a row at the end of the previous campaign, but still failed to qualify for European competition.

That gives Mikel Arteta the chance to focus fully on their domestic results, with a return to Champions League football his minimum target for his second full season in charge.

While the Spaniard was quick to take responsibility for their poor form last time out, he was open about the club needing new stars to boost their performances.

Daily Star Sport have taken a look at three of the latest rumours as the transfer window heats up, including a departure for one of their longest serving players.

Bellerin 'more likely' for Inter move

As reported by Italian outlet Tuttosport, Hector Bellerin is more likely to sign for Inter Milan than Denzel Dumfries this summer as they look for a new right back.

The Spaniard has failed to find his best form consistently under Arteta, and could move on this summer despite his contract running until the summer of 2023.

The 26-year-old joined the club as a youngster way back in 2011, and has been a regular in their first-team side since the 2014/15 campaign.

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Gunners stand firm over Saliba clause

Fabrizio Romano has reported that although Arsenal are keen to let William Saliba go on loan to Marseille this season, they will not agree to a buy option in the deal.

The young defender spent last season on loan at Nice and the season before with Saint-Etienne, but could still have a future at Arsenal as they snub the idea of a permanent exit.

The 20-year-old will be looking to impress Arteta with consistent performances, and could be joined at Marseille on loan by Gunners colleague Matteo Guendouzi.

Arsenal 'consider' Maddison

Football.london have reported that Arsenal are 'considering making a move' for Leicester City playmaker James Maddison this summer after their FA Cup winning campaign.

Maddison will be very keen to get back into the England squad following time spent on the sidelines through injury, and might just see a move to Arsenal as a helping hand.

The 24-year-old is under contract until the summer of 2024, and is not likely to come cheap with Brendan Rodgers looking to impress in the Europa League with his biggest stars.

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