Thursday March 22 2018
‘No contact for Bellerin’

Hector Bellerin’s agent says there has been “no contact” from Napoli or Juventus for the Arsenal full-back.

Both clubs have been linked with a move for the Spanish right-back, with the Gunners likely to be out of the Champions League next season, unless they can win the Europa League.

“There’s no contact for Bellerin, no-one has sought me out,” Albert Botines said on Radio Crc.

“He’s happy, he’s recently renewed and he’s playing consistently. It’s true that every player always wants to grow, but right now it’s difficult [to see him leaving].

“I have a close relationship with [Napoli sporting director Cristiano] Giuntoli, he’s a friend. I also know [President Aurelio] De Laurentiis and I follow Napoli.

“If the Azzurri were interested in some of my clients I would listen, because - just like Juventus - Napoli are not only a great team in Italy but also now in Europe.

“They play the best football in Italy, very similar to the Spanish one. As a club I’d compare Napoli to Atletico Madrid.”