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
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.