Paris Saint-Germain set to beat Chelsea to Achraf Hakimi after they ‘make improved offer of £60m to Inter Milan and agree personal terms for a five-year deal’
- Paris Saint-Germain are battling it out with Chelsea for Achraf Hakimi’s services
- Chelsea have been hopeful of wrapping up a deal for the Inter Milan right back
- But PSG now appear ahead of Chelsea in the race with a £60m offer in pipeline
- Hakimi shone for Inter as they sealed Serie A glory during the 2020-21 season
Paris Saint-Germain will be hopeful of pipping Chelsea in the race for Achraf Hakimi as they get ready to launch an improved bid worth £60million for his services, according to reports.
Chelsea and PSG have both been put on red alert this summer over Hakimi’s situation at Inter Milan, with the Serie A champions desperately needing cash to help resolve their financial crisis.
And now according to Italian football journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Ligue 1 giants are set to table a £60m bid – which is what he is valued by Inter at – that includes add-ons to complete a move for Hakimi after having an initial £56m offer knocked back.
Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea are battling it out for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi
It has also been claimed that PSG have already reached personal terms with Hakimi, with the Moroccan agreeing a five-year contract at the Parc des Princes.
And PSG are said to now be ‘confident’ of getting the deal over the line for one of the most sought-after full backs in European football.
Former Real Madrid star Hakimi played a starring role as Inter claimed their first Serie A title since 2010.
Hakimi played 45 times in all competitions last season under former boss Antonio Conte, scoring seven goals and creating 11 assists as he provided a huge attacking threat for Inter down the flanks.
The 22-year-old right back can also play on the left side of defence too, as well as a winger, and would provide PSG with extra quality in their bid for Champions League glory.
PSG are set to make an improved for Hakimi worth around £60million, including add-ons
PSG’s latest efforts to secure Hakimi will come as a huge blow to Thomas Tuchel and Chelsea
The latest news will come as a huge blow to Chelsea, who have been in pursuit of Hakimi this summer.
The Blues have been in talks over a deal for Hakimi, and were planning to use Marcos Alonso as a sweetener to get their man.
Chelsea have shown interest in a £52m cash deal which would also include 30-year old Alonso.
The arrival of Hakimi at Chelsea would add competition to the right wing back spot, which is currently held by Reece James, as the European champions look to lead a Premier League title charge next term.
But Chelsea will now be hoping that Inter push back PSG in their latest move for Hakimi.
Full back Hakimi starred for Inter as they claimed their first Serie A title since 2010