SERGINO DEST has rejected approaches from Arsenal and Bayern Munich to stay at Barcelona, according to reports.
The LaLiga crisis club are ‘open to all proposals’ this summer as new president Joan Laporta desperately tries to trim their enormous wage bill.
But Dest isn’t going anywhere, having not even entertained proposals from the Gunners and the German champions.
According to ESPN, Barcelona were ‘satisfied’ with Dest’s first season since joining from Ajax for around £17million last summer.
And boss Ronald Koeman is happy to keep him around for the upcoming campaign.
Borussia Dortmund and AS Monaco were also interested in acquiring the 20-year-old.
The USA international will instead compete with Emerson Royal and Sergi Roberto for the starting right-back berth.
While Oscar Mingueza can also fill in in that position.
Koeman also believes that Dest can deputise for Jordi Alba at left-back, following Junior Firpo’s departure for Leeds United.
Dest made 41 appearances in all competitions for Barca last season.
His snub means that Arsenal will have to look elsewhere if they are to replace Hector Bellerin this summer.
The Spaniard has been strongly linked with a move, with Inter Milan believed to be especially keen.
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As for Barca, the future of 18-year-old wonderkid Ilaix Moriba is more uncertain.
The teenage midfielder has one year remaining on his deal, and is currently training with the club’s B team while they aim to find a resolution.
Barcelona are willing to settle for a three-year deal, which would expire when the starlet is 21.
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