Hakimi Inter Milan Defender Attracting Interest From Arsenal, Chelsea


Premier League giants Arsenal and Chelsea are competing to sign right-back Achraf Hakimi from crisis-club Inter Milan.

Inter’s owners, Suning Holdings Group, have recently announced they will be shutting down their Chinese Super League team, Jiangsu FC.

It has led to speculation that they could also be forced to step away from the San Siro – although chairman Steven Zhang has repeatedly dismissed rumours of a sale or takeover.

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The club may still need to raise significant funds causing Antonio Conte to look at clearing his squad.

And according to The Telegraph, 22-year-old Hakim is a potential casualty, with London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea interested.

The Gunners have been in the market for a potential replacement for Hector Bellerin, who is linked with a move to PSG and Juventus.

It is understood Arsenal were alerted to Hakimi’s potential availability.

But Chelsea are also said to be interested…

Source: Complete Sports