Hector Bellerin’s future is unlikely to be sorted anytime soon as he focuses on the under-21 European Championships.
The Arsenal right-back will not be able to discuss his plans for next season until July, but he has made it clear where he wants to be playing his football.
According to Sport – the Spanish publication who specialise in covering Barcelona – the 22-year-old has now bought a house on the Catalan coast and moved his parents out of London.
Bellerin’s decision could be decisive, especially as Arsene Wenger will be reluctant to lose another of his key players. Alexis Sanchez is widely expected to leave because he has just a year left on his contract, but otherwise, Wenger will have been hoping his squad would remain largely intact.
The defender played for Barca as a youngster but failed to make the grade at the Nou Camp.
Since arriving in north London, he has become one of the most respected full-backs in the Premier League.
Full-backs are likely to be in huge demand this summer, which suggests Arsenal will command a hefty fee to allow him his wish.