Sport Arsenal 'preparing concrete offer for Inter Milan star Achraf Hakimi'
Serie A. Eleventh consecutive victory for Inter Milan approaching the title
© AFP The Caviar of Ashraf Hakimi for Matteo Darmian which allows Inter Milan to chain an eleventh consecutive victory. We do not stop Inter Milan! Thanks to a goal of Matteo Damian, perfectly served by Ashraf Hakimi, Inter A dominated Cagliari at the 30th day of Serie A. It is the eleventh consecutive victory of intercists, which are closer to a little more of the title in Italy.
Arsenal are set to make Inter Milan a 'firm offer' for full back Achraf Hakimi, according to reports.
Gunners boss Mikel Arteta is keen to sign a new right-sided defender amid reports that Hector Bellerin's future at the club is up in the air.
And according to Spanish news outlet AS via , Arsenal are ready to make a move for the Morocco international.
The report suggests that the Serie A leaders have slapped a £43million (€50m) price tag on the 22-year-old, who joined from Real Madrid in a deal worth £34m last summer.
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THE NUMBERS GAME - JONATHAN SPENCER: Arsenal's talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has endured a rather fruitless campaign in front of goal compared to his usual superb standards. In his first full season at Arsenal (2018-19), Aubameyang finished joint-top goalscorer in the Premier League with 22 goals alongside Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.The season after he continued his rich vein of form, finishing the campaign with another 22 goals - just one behind Leicester striker Jamie Vardy in the race for the Golden Boot.
Hakimi has established himself as integral part of Antonio Conte's side, contributing six goals and six assists in 36 appearances this season.
However, there is financial uncertainty surrounding Inter and Hakimi could be offloaded to bring money into the club.
The report goes on to suggest that the San Siro giants need to sell players in order to raise funds but are reluctant to part with star man Romelu Lukaku. This could see Arsenal take advantage of the opportunity should Bellerin leave.
Chelsea are also interested in the Morocco international.
Real Madrid 'looking to offload £150m loanees to finance Mbappe move'
Gareth Bale and Arsenal pair Martin Odegaard and Dani Ceballos are among nine players out on loan from Real Madrid, with the Norway captain in particular impressing out of the trio in north London. And according to Spanish outlet AS, Madrid are looking to sell some of the players in that €176m 'loan box' to help them finance a move for star players Mbappe or Haaland.
Bellerin has been linked with a move away from the Emirates with Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona mentioned as a possible landing spots while the Blues reportedly consider Hakimi as a right midfield option.
It was revealed last month that Inter's owners Suning Group had halted operations at its Chinese football clubs, including the recently-crowned champions Jiangsu FC, due to financial jeopardy - a move which plunged the future of the Serie A giants into uncertainty.
Chelsea 'are prepared to bid £86m to bring Romelu Lukaku back' .
Borussia Dortmund forward Haaland is understood to be the prime target for the club, with Belgian striker Lukaku an option if a move for the Norwegian fails to materialise. According to Calcio Mercato, the Blues are prepared to put their money where their mouth is and pay more than £80m for the player, who only made 15 appearances in all competitions during his four years in west London between 2011 and 2014.