Achraf Hakimi ‘open to a Premier League move in the summer’ with Chelsea and Arsenal interested as Inter consider cashing in on £40m defender after failing to pay first installment to Real Madrid amid ongoing financial uncertainty
- Achraf Hakimi could be available this summer due to Inter’s financial uncertainty
- The Morocco international has suitors in the form of both Chelsea and Arsenal
- The defender would be available for around £40m when the season finishes
Achraf Hakimi could be set for a Premier League move when the transfer window re-opens once more this summer.
The Moroccan international has turned heads in Serie A this season playing for Inter this season following his permanent move from Real Madrid, after two impressive campaigns on loan at Borussia Dortmund.
However, the Italian giants are struggling financially, partly due to the current pandemic, and as a result could be open to selling the 22-year-old after 12 months.
Achraf Hakimi has a host of Premier League suitors and could move during the next window
Indeed, according to The Athletic, Inter have failed to pay the first €10m (£9m) installment of the €40m (£35m) fee due to the Spanish champions, with the deadline being put back until March.
With finances so precarious, they could be open to selling, and reports suggest Hakimi could be open to a Premier League move. Inter are believed to be willing to accept a fee in the region of £40m.
There are two clubs linked with an interest from the top flight, with Chelsea and Arsenal both having previously kept their eye on him.
Arsenal have been long-term admirers, having reportedly kept tabs on the full-back before his successful loan stints in the Bundesliga.
Hakimi has made 20 appearances for Antonio Conte’s side this term, scoring six goals in the process.
Since his San Siro move, he has been used more predominantly on the right-hand side of midfield, pushing further forward than his traditional right-back berth.
Inter have failed to pay the first installment due to Real Madrid for the Moroccan full back
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