From Spain: Arsenal and Villarreal join Milan in hunt for 22-year-old Barcelona defender

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are one of a number of teams interested in signing full-back Emerson Royal from Barcelona this summer, according to a report.

With Diogo Dalot only on a dry loan until the end of the season and nothing in place at the moment to extend that agreement, the Rossoneri management are understood to be in the market for a new full-back to complete the department.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, PSG and Milan are all interested in signing Emerson, who is currently at Real Betis as part of a co-ownership agreement with Barcelona, who are set to welcome him back this summer.

However, they cite Radio Castellón in claiming that Villarreal and Arsenal are now interested in the 22-year-old, with both interested in upgrading in the right-back position. The former it have already contacted Barça to find out the player’s situation, while the Gunners could sell Héctor Bellerín and they are looking for a replacement.

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