City target Bellerin

City target Bellerin

Hector Bellerin has set his heart on a move to Manchester City and will reject a new deal with Arsenal, reports have claimed.

City boss Pep Guardiola is keen to strengthen his options at right-back, with Pablo Zabaleta and Bacary Sagna his current options, and Bellerin is understood to be a target.

Arsenal are ready to hand the 21-year-old Spaniard a new five-year deal but The Times say he is considering his options and could snub their offer in order to force through a move.

Bellerin's former and hometown club Barcelona have also been credited with an interest but it has been claimed the defender is eager to work alongside Guardiola, and a switch to City would be his preference.

Any deal is unlikely to happen until next summer and City will still have to pay a hefty fee to land the Spain international given Bellerin's current contract runs until 2019.