On June 10th, FcInterNews explained Chelsea have ‘concrete interest’ in signing Achraf Hakimi, and have held talks with the agent of the Inter Milan player.
Later that day, Gazzetta dello Sport reported the Blues have ‘slightly outperformed’ Paris Saint-Germain in the race to sign the right-back.
PSG are keen on signing the 22-year-old and were the first to make a €60m offer, which was rejected by the Serie A winners.
Italian journalist Enzo Bucchioni, writing in his column for TuttoMercatoWeb, details the efforts made by both the Paris based club and Thomas Tuchel’s side to acquire Hakimi’s services.
The Ligue 1 runners-up and Chelsea have offered players as part of the deal to take the Morocco international.
The Nerazzurri, who are in need of money to ease their economic situation, have made it clear they ‘only want €80m in cash’, without involving any players.
Bucchioni further adds the former Real Madrid player ‘already has an agreement’ with PSG for personal terms, which includes an annual net salary of €8m.
This could give Mauricio Pochettino’s side an edge over Chelsea in signing Hakimim, if they manage to reach an agreement with Inter.