PSG Back in Front of Chelsea for Hakimi, Tipped to Seal the Deal Soon

PSG are closing in on the acquisition of Achraf Hakimi from Inter, as they preparing an improved bid. The French runner-ups were the first club to target the fullback, but their first offers came up short of the price tag. Chelsea joined the race by proposing multiple players. However, the Nerazzurri have always intended to cash in as much as possible from their ace, Sky Sport reports.

PSG will try to reach an agreement on a €70M evaluation, including bonuses, by the end of the week. Inter are driving a hard bargain as they would rather sell just one of their stars to finance their transfer market. Hakimi moved to Italy from Real Madrid for €40M last summer after shining with Borussia Dortmund.

The fullback has reportedly already come to terms on his deal with the CEO Leonardo. If the Beneamata gives in, he will ink a five-year contract, earning €8M per season plus €2M potential add-ons. Barring a late twist, he would be the second PSG signing from Serie A in the young offseason. Soon-to-be former Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma took the medicals Monday and will likely be formally introduced after the Euro.

Hakimi has logged 7 goals and 11 assists in 45 appearances across all competitions in the last campaign. Real Madrid has the right to match the offer but never signaled such intention in recent weeks. Inter have lined up a number of possible replacements. They could still do business with Chelsea as they are keen on outcasts Marcos Alonso and Davide Zappacosta.