Cash-strapped Inter Milan are on the verge of selling Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain for a deal that could rise to £60m; the Serie A champions are looking for a replacement and keen on Arsenal's Hector Bellerin
Sunday 27 June 2021 18:08, UK
Inter Milan are interested in signing Arsenal's Hector Bellerin, Sky in Italy are reporting.
The Serie A champions want the Spanish right-back on loan with an option to buy him next summer.
Arsenal value Bellerin in the region of £17m (€20m) and Inter see him as a replacement for Paris Saint-Germain-bound Achraf Hakimi.
Inter, who have been forced into selling players to accrue funds due to the impact of Covid 19, also have an interest in Chelsea right-back Davide Zappacosta, who was on loan at Genoa last season.
According to previous reports by Sky in Italy, Zappacosta was suggested in a cash-plus-players deal for Hakimi to join Chelsea earlier this month.
Hakimi is on the verge of joining Mauricio Pochettino at PSG, however, in deal that could rise to £60m (€70m).
The fee will bring in a significant windfall for Inter, whose title-winning manager Antonio Conte left the club due to the need to make sizeable financial cuts.
It is not clear whether or not Arsenal are willing to part with Bellerin, who made 25 Premier League appearances last season, scoring once and setting up three goals.
He is currently Arsenal's longest-serving player, having signed for Arsene Wenger as a youth from Barcelona in 2011 and going on to make 239 senior appearances to date.