Negotiations between Arsenal and Barcelona have begun over the possible sale of Hector Bellerin.
The right-back who has been heavily linked with a move back to his homeland is expected to cost the Catalan giants £35m this summer.
Bellerin only signed a new deal with Arsenal in November and committed his long-term future to the club.
However it appears the fresh contract has not shaken off Barca’s interest in the defender.
Spanish sport paper, Blaugrana state that the man who extended his stay at The Emirates to 2022 is likely to depart this summer.
The front page states: ‘Barcelona have met with Arsenal to plan his transfer, which is a priority.
‘Blaugrana are sure that the transfer could reach £35m due to the interest of other teams.’ (reports via Mail Online.
The 21 year-old was plucked by Arsenal as a teenager from the Spanish champions, but Barcelona are keen on a return similar to Cesc Fabregas’ in 2011.
Bellerin has impressed Arsenal fans since ousting Mattieu Debuchy into the first team in 2014/15 – though his form of late has come under fire.