ACHRAF HAKIMI has ‘verbally agreed’ to join Chelsea as Inter Milan demand £43million plus Marcos Alonso in exchange.
That’s the claim from reports in Italy as Blues boss Thomas Tuchel targets the versatile wing-back, 22.
And Inter remain keen on left-sided wideman Alonso, 30
Ekrem Konur is among the journalists suggesting Hakimi has now given the nod to the Champions League kings.
That’s after Chelsea are thought to have come back in with an increased bid to the Serie A champions.
Hakimi played 45 times for Inter this term and is tipped to play on the right of a five-man Blues’ defence.
That’s despite Tuchel’s other quality options like César Azpilicueta and Reece James.
Meanwhile, new Inter boss Simone Inzaghi knows Spain star Alonso would offer proven experience plus the pedigree of an impressive 2020-21 for the Blues.
Alonso pushed England ace Ben Chilwell all the way for the first-choice role on the left of Tuchel’s defence
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But after five years at Stamford Bridge he might fancy being more of a main man than he has been at the Blues in the past few seasons.
Chelsea are also said to have agreed terms for arguably the summer’s hottest transfer target anywhere – Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
And there is even talk the Blues might press for Haaland’s 17-year-old club-mate Jude Bellingham, who is with England at the Euros.
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