Earlier today, we carried a report from Sky Italia, who explained Chelsea are ‘favourites’ to sign Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi.

The Serie A winners will have to make one big sale before the end of this month to ‘settle the accounts’.

That’s’ according to Calciomercato, who add Inter will sacrifice the right-back to improve their financial situation. For him, there is an auction ‘going on between Chelsea and PSG’.

It’s claimed the Champions League winners have ‘gained a considerable advantage’ over PSG, and now ‘want to close’ the operation. After negotiating for several days, the website states the ‘goal is not so far off’.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have ‘put €60m on the plate’ and are ready to include one of Marcos Alonso, Emerson Palmieri or Anders Christiansen as part of the deal.

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Inter like Alonso and have received an approval from their manager, Simone Inzaghi, to go ahead. The new Nerazzurri coach considers the Spaniard an ‘ideal’ profile for his style of football.

Calciomercato state: ‘The feeling is that a further effort is needed on the part of Abramovich [from Chelsea], who should raise the economic offer from €60m to €65m. The next few hours can be fundamental in this regard.’

Hakimi and his entourage have been in talks with Chelsea for several days and an agreement over personal terms and duration of the contract is ‘very close’.

The report also adds the new development on the Morocco international’s case has seen PSG look at alternatives in the market, meaning the Ligue 1 side are aware Hakimi won’t be joining them.