Bayern Munich are following Arsenal's Hector Bellerin as they begin their search for a long-term replacement for captain Philipp Lahm, reported ​Sport1.

32-year-old Lahm has retired from international football over the last couple of years in an attempt to prolong his club career, but Bayern are aware that the player's days on the pitch are dwindling. They are considering a number of replacements for him, and Arsenal's talented 21-year-old is one of them.

FC Bayern Muenchen v Juventus - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Bayern are favourites to win the Bundesliga this year and have won the title for the past three seasons, but manager Pep Guardiola is to leave the club at the end of the current campaign and be replaced by Carlo Ancelotti.

And according to the report, Bellerin could be one of the primary targets for Ancelotti's Bayern going forward. The Spaniard however recently admitted in an interview with Goal that he's very happy at Arsenal, and doesn't regret the decision to leave Barcelona's academy for London as a teenager.

He said: "I left Barca without looking back. I left focused on London and Arsenal and I am really happy there. I signed a new deal last year and there's still a lot in front of me. It's a club that's forming a great team, with players like Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil.

"My future is there and I am happy where I am. A lot of things can happen in football, but I am at Arsenal, giving my all for the club. I am not thinking of going anywhere else."

Arsenal FC v FC Barcelona - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: First Leg

Bellerin has recently been linked with a move back to Barcelona as the club search for a long-term replacement for Brazilian full back Dani Alves.

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