Inter Milan senior figure Giuseppe Marotta has confirmed that the Serie A giants are interested in Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin.

The Spaniard is said to be seeking a transfer away from North London after losing his status as the Gunners’ first-choice right-back, and the Nerazzurri are supposedly at the head of the queue for the player’s signature.

The chief executive has revealed that the club are keeping an eye on Bellerin as Inter endeavour to replace Achraf Hakimi.

And Marotta also refused to rule out an approach for Manchester United’s out-of-favour defender Alex Telles following Ashley Young’s exit.

Speaking to Sky Italia, Guiseppe said: “Hector Bellerin is a player we’re following… but I can’t say more.

“Alex Telles? I can’t exclude this possibility but we’re making our plans and we’ll see. We’re now planning to keep our best players after selling Hakimi.”

Alex played second fiddle to Luke Shaw at Old Trafford last season and is being tipped to depart after just one season, but the full-back has hinted that he is keen to stay and fight for his place at United.

In spite of the speculation surrounding his future, Hector has featured in both of Arsenal’s pre-season friendlies thus far – a 2-1 defeat to Hibernian and a 2-2 draw with Rangers.