Real Madrid aim to beat Barcelona to Arsenal player

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 06/04/2018

Real Madrid is set to beat Barcelona to the signature of Arsenal star, according to report in Spanish media.

The La Liga and European Champions aim to see off competition from arch-rival Barcelona for the services of Hector Bellerin.

According to Don Balon, Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is not totally convinced in the ability of Nelson Samedo at the right back position and he has identified Bellerin as an ideal replacement for the Portuguese defender.

Real Madrid is also interested so as to provide competition for Dani Carvajal in the right back position.

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Barcelona is hoping to include Ousmane Dembele in the deal so as to convince Arsenal.

Dembele has scored just once in 15 appearances for Barcelona this season and has struggled since his big-money move from Borussia Dortmund.

Despite the French forward slow start to life in Spain Gunners boss Arsene Wenger remains a fan of the ex-Borussia Dortmund star.