Chelsea ‘plot HUGE player-plus-cash deal for £70m-rated Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi’, with Thomas Tuchel ‘willing to include Andreas Christensen AND Emerson Palmieri’ as Serie A giants try to balance their books this summer
- Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi
- A cash-strapped Inter want at least £70million for the attacking full back
- Reports in Italy suggest that Chelsea are preparing a player-plus-cash swap deal
- The Blues are set to offer Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen for Hakimi
- PSG and Arsenal are also interested in signing the Moroccan international
Chelsea are reportedly ready to offer Inter Milan two players plus cash in order to land Achraf Hakimi.
The cash-strapped Serie A champions are looking to recoup funds before thinking about reinvesting this year and are only considering offers northwards of £70million for the Moroccan.
Hakimi’s superb title-winning season has caught the eye of several European giants and Chelsea are keen to beat the likes of Arsenal and PSG to the punch.
Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing Inter Milan right back Achraf Hakimi
With Europe’s elite lurking, reports in Italy suggest Chelsea are ready to get a jump-start in the bidding war by offering Inter two players plus cash to tempt them into giving up their prized asset.
According to Italian news outlet Gianluca Di Marzio, the Blues are willing to offer both Emerson Palmieri and Andreas Christensen to the Serie A champions in the hope that the defensive duo will cover whatever hole has been left by the Hakimi on the right side of defence.
It remains to be seen if Inter would accept such an offer or if they would prefer a straight sum in order to pay off their mounting debts.
The Blues are set to offer Emerson Palmieri (left) and Andreas Christensen (right) for Hakimi
Hakimi has impressed this season at the San Siro after helping the Nerazzurri win Serie A for the first time in 11 years.
After joining for £40m from Real Madrid at the start of the season, the 22-year-old missed just one league game under Antonio Conte to help deliver the title.
Hakimi has been linked with a move to PSG for £50m, especially in the wake of Conte’s resignation following a disagreement over the potential firesale of Inter stars this summer.
But according to Calciomercato via Football Italia, his agent Alejandro Camano has quashed reports of a move for the Morocco international.
Hakimi has impressed this season after helping Inter win Serie A for the first time in 11 years
‘He is the best player in Europe in his position. That’s why there are so many rumours about him,’ Camano said. ‘Hakimi has four years left in his contract with Inter, and I want to clarify I haven’t talked to any other club.’
Despite Camano’s words of assurance to Inter supporters, he had played down links of Hakimi joining Inter last summer before signing for the Milan outfit two weeks later.