Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin is reportedly on the verge of singing a new contract.
The 21-year-old has established himself as the first-choice right-back for the Gunners in recent seasons, although speculation has linked him with a move away to the La Liga champions Barcelona.
The Spaniard still has three years left on his current deal at the Emirates, but the north Londoners are keen to tie the player down to a new contract in order to fend off interest from his boyhood club.
“We are speaking and are now a lot closer than we were two weeks ago. In a normal situation he will sign,” Bellerin’s agent Albert Botines told The Guardian.
“Hector is very happy at Arsenal. This would be the fourth time he has signed a new contract at the club and it is clear he has made good progress at the club.”
Bellerin joined Arsenal back in 2011 and has since gone on to make 87 appearances in all competitions.