Hector Bellerin replacement? Kevin Malcuit’s agent hints at Arsenal transfer interest

Arsenal have been linked with Napoli full-back Kevin Malcuit (Picture: Getty)

The agent of Kevin Malcuit has hinted that Arsenal could be interested in signing the Napoli defender.

Arsenal have been forced to delve into the market following Hector Bellerin’s season-ending injury and Malcuit, 27, is being eyed as a possible replacement for the 23-year-old right-back.

Reports suggest the Gunners have made an approach for Malcuit, with Unai Emery desperate to bring in cover.

Stephan Lichtsteiner, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Carl Jenkinson are Arsenal’s current options in the position.

Napoli are keen to keep hold of Malcuit and his agent, Bruno Satin, insists the Frenchman is ‘happy’ with life under Carlo Ancelotti – but he did confirm that there had been interest from the Premier League.

‘There’s a London club who are looking for a right-back. They asked about Kevin, but there’s no question of him leaving Napoli,’ Satin told Radio CRC.

‘Arsenal? It could be them, but not necessarily. He’s happy with Ancelotti and in Naples.’

Bellerin has been ruled out for the remainder of the season (Picture: Getty)

Emery has confirmed that Arsenal are working on two more deals ahead of transfer deadline day, with Ivan Perisic and Denis Suarez also heavily linked.

Asked how many signings Arsenal could make before Thursday’s deadline, the Spaniard replied: ‘Nil or the possibility of two. Between nil and two.

‘Zero if they aren’t coming to help us like we want, I would prefer that they don’t come.

‘And two because we are looking at two different players and the possibility that they can come.’

Emery added: ‘This transfer window is not easy. The club is working with different players. If we can be, it will be good for us.

‘Will I be disappointed if there are no signings? No, we know it is not easy. We were speaking two months ago about this possibility and we know it is not easy.’

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