Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin will reportedly leave the club in the summer and the Gunners are understood to have explored the option of signing a new right-back in the last few months.
Clubs chiefs have reportedly given manager Mikel Arteta the green light to sign a new wing-back.
The north London side are said to have identified Inter Milan's Achraf Hakimi and Brighton's Tariq Lamptey as replacements for Bellerin.
But Morocco international Hakimi recently revealed he hopes to stay at the San Siro for a ‘long time'.
Arsenal's search for a replacement for their full-back coincides with a dip in form for Bellerin, who has failed to replicate the promising form he showed during his early Gunners career.
In February, it was claimed the 26-year-old is open to leaving the Europa League semi-finalists after nearly ten years at the Emirates.
Paris Saint-Germain were said to be interested in adding the Spaniard to their star-studded line-up.
Barcelona also hold an interest in signing the defender, who started his career with the Spanish giants club's youth team.
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