Chelsea join Arsenal and PSG in summer transfer battle for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi, with Italian champions holding £70million for Morocco’s full back
- The Serie A champions are trying to cash in on one of their stars this summer
- The decision played a major role in Antonio Conte’s departure from San Siro
- Hakimi’s agent dismissed reports linking the fullback to a move to PSG
Chelsea have joined the race to sign Achraf Hakimi, who is rated at £70 million, according to reports in Italy.
The Serie A champions are looking to cash in on one of their stars this summer after taking their first Serie A title in 11 years.
The decision played a big part in Antonio Conte’s departure from San Siro, and the Italian is now on the cusp of taking over from Tottenham.
Achraf Hakimi celebrates winning the Serie A title in his first season with Inter Milan
And now Chelsea has joined the hunt for Hakimi, according to Sky Italia.
Earlier this week, Hakimi’s agent rejected reports linking the full-back to a summer move to Paris Saint-Germain.
Hakimi has impressed at the San Siro this season after helping the Nerazzurri win Serie A for the first time in 11 years.
After coming in for £40 million from Real Madrid at the start of the season, the 22-year-old missed just one league game under Conte to help clinch the title.
Hakimi’s agent dismissed reports linking the full-time defender to a move to Paris Saint-Germain
Hakimi has been linked with a £50m move to PSG, especially in the wake of Conte’s sacking following a dispute over the potential sale of Inter stars this summer.
But according to Transfermarkt via Football Italia, his agent Alejandro Camano has destroyed the reports of a transfer for the Morocco international.
“He is the best player in Europe in his position. That’s why there are so many rumors about him,” Camano said. “Hakimi has a four-year contract with Inter and I want to make it clear that I have not spoken to any other club.”
Despite Camano’s reassuring words to Inter supporters, last summer he had outplayed Hakimi’s left who joined Inter before signing for the Milan outfit two weeks later.