Atletico Madrid have joined Real Betis in their interest for Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin.
And it is believed that Betis could struggle to turn Bellerin’s temporary stay into a permanent switch due to financial reasons.
But Arsenal are refusing to release him to allow him to join Betis on a free transfer as they hold out for a fee.
And this has seen Atletico look to pip Manuel Pellegrini’s side to his signature, with Bellerin on Diego Simeone’s radar.
Atletico were keen to sign the ex-Watford loanee last year but failed to secure his services, and they appear to have retained their interest.