Over the weekend, AS reported Arsenal have identified Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi as a target to replace Héctor Bellerín.
It’s claimed the Spain international’s future is further away from the north London club as he will leave the Gunners in the summer.
Mikel Arteta welcomes the 22-year-old’s signing, and he’s been given a €50m price tag by the Serie A side. The newspaper further states the Premier League side are preparing a firm offer close to the aforementioned figure.
Real Madrid have the ‘right of first refusal’ on the Morocco international, but it was explained the fullback will not return to his former club.
AS’ report has been relayed by Calciomerctao and the Italian website provides Inter’s stance on the defender.
According to the report, the Nerazzurri view the right-back as a pillar for ‘present and the future’, and therefore, there is ‘no idea to sell’ him in the next market.
Inter’s stance, however, ‘could change’ if their board decide to use the player for financial gain. In that case, they would need a fee in excess of €50m.
The San Siro side will have to inform Real Madrid first before they decide to sell the player since they have the ‘right of first refusal’.
Hakimi has six goals and four assists in 27 Serie A appearances this season.