English Premier League side Arsenal are on the haunt for a new right back as Hector Bellerin is on his way out of the club at the end of the season.
The club is looking replacement for the Spaniard and they had penciled Brighton's Tariq Lamptey as a potential replacement while also favouring a move for Inter Milan's Achraf Hakimi.
Tariq Lamptey has been the subject of interest of many elite sides due to his impressive start to the season with Bayern Munich Athletico Madrid and Arsenal all linked with an interest.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Hector Bellerin would end his ten year spell with the Gunners at the end of the campaign and has revealed the club will consider signing Hakimi and not Lamptey.
He added the Gunners are yet to make an approach for Hakimi and do not see Lamptey as a priority signing for the club.
"Arsenal will sign a new RB but have never opened official talks for Hakimi as of today," Romano tweeted.
Arsenal learn Hakimi transfer stance as Gunners eye defensive options
"Lamptey is not on top of the list. Bellerin’s gonna leave the club."
Hakimi poured cold water over a possible Inter exit earlier this week when he revealed he wants to stay at the club for "a long time".
"The team that attracted me the most was Inter and I saw it as a growth project," Hakimi told La Repubblica.
"I am honoured to be one of the testimonials for the new club logo. I like it, as it looks to the future, a future we can build together”