Catalan giants FC Barcelona have reportedly been advised by super-agent Jorge Mendes to not sign Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin, as per an outrageous report in the Daily Star.
The 22-year-old Spanish defender has been heavily linked with a move back to his childhood club Barcelona, whom he left in 2011. After joining the Gunners, Bellerin quickly established himself as Wenger's first choice right-back with some impressive performances.
Meanwhile, Barcelona are still trying to fill the void left by Dani Alves' departure to Juventus and they firmly believe that the Arsenal man has what it takes to make that position his own for the long term.
Arsene Wenger is very reluctant to sell their prized asset but will face a tough battle in order to hold on to him this summer. The North London outfit missed out on a Champions League spot last season, but won the FA Cup to give the fans and players hope for the coming season.
However, the Emirates stadium side have received a boost in their quest to hold on to Bellerin from the most unlikely of sources. Spanish news outlet Don Balon claims Jorge Mendes wants Barcelona to sign one of his clients instead of trying to swoop for Bellerin.
The Catalan giants, however, haven't cut down on their ambitions of signing the Spaniard as Mundo Deportivo claimed last week that the club had agreed personal terms with the right-back, but transfer fee negotiations with the London side weren't going as per their plan.
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