Date: 9th June 2021 at 2:34pm
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Inter Milan seem to be in all sorts of trouble, despite dethroning the seemingly unbeatable Juventus and sneaking a Serie A title just last month.

Manager Antonio Conte walked out of the club and now they’re seemingly desperate to raise much-needed funds, meaning an exodus of players could well be on the way.

Romelu Lukaku has been the talk of the town ahead of his campaign for Golden Boot in this year’s European Championships – starting at the weekend – but he’s not the only star who has caught the eye of Europe’s elite.

Former Real Madrid versatile right-sided player Achraf Hakimi is reportedly the subject of a £50m+ bid from Chelsea, matching the same bid made by French giants Paris Saint-Germain.

However, despite a bid of such stature being made by Roman Abramovich’s club, football.london state that a deal to seal the 22-year-old Moroccan will not be easy.

Achraf Hakimi is comfortable in a wing-back position, which would suit manager Thomas Tuchel’s desired style of play

The report details that they understand Madrid have a clause that means they can match any successful bid made by another club and enter talks with the player themselves, for a period of the next two years.

However, it goes on to state that the Bernabeu side have a promising young right-back, Alvaro Odriozola, emerging, and may opt-out of spending the required £50m+ – partly due to deteriorating finances, too.

This would then pave the way for another club to sign him, and with Chelsea’s pull of European Champions – could that give them the edge over PSG, who clearly have finances to play with.

Hakimi is under contract until 2025 at the San Siro, and after scoring seven goals in 37 appearances on the way to a first domestic title 2009/10 will have endeared himself to the Inter faithful.

He can operate comfortably as an attacking winger or a right wing-back, and would fit in manager Thomas Tuchel’s desired playstyle at Stamford Bridge – Chelsea fans, are you desperate to see him in the blue shirt?

 
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