Date: 28th May 2021 at 5:31pm
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Merely a few days after winning Inter Milan’s first Serie A title in over a decade, former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte departed the Italian giants under a dark cloud.

Disputes over transfers saw the 51-year-old Italian shock the world by exiting the San Siro after two successful seasons where he reached the Europa League final and won the Scudetto.

It is reported Conte resigned after being told the club will need to recoup over £68 million worth of funds; therefore signifying prized assets such as Romelu Lukaku would likely need to be sold.

With eight major honours to his name including four Serie A titles and the Premier League, this news was never going to go down well with the former Italy manager who departed days later.

However, with Conte now gone, it is likely the exodus of players at Inter will go ahead, and according to reports from the Telegraph, Arsenal could be huge beneficiaries as they are looking to sign Achraf Hakimi.

Hakimi could be the solution to Arsenal’s defensive problems

The former Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid star is one of the most exciting defenders in European football, contributing seven goals and 10 assists in 37 Serie A appearances.

He has featured at right-back, left-back and as a right midfielder, however, it is believed Mikel Arteta sees the Morocco international as a replacement for Hector Bellerin, who could be departing the Emirates.

Hakimi would likely command a bulky transfer fee which is believed to be around £43 million, but with successful spells at Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and Inter Milan at the age of just 22 on his CV, he has both youth and experience on his side.

The cash strapped Italian champions would likely snap the hands off any club offering a fee within that range, and with Arsenal looking to rebuild after a hugely disappointing season, this could be a prompt bit of business which benefits all parties.

 
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