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PSG close to Hakimi agreement as Inter Milan hope to keep Lukaku — reports

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PSG are pushing hard to reach an agreement for Inter Milan fullback Achraf Hakimi, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport as well as Mohamed Bouhafsi, negotiations are at an advanced stage now.

An agreement over personal terms has been reached already, and there is optimism that the two teams will agree a transfer fee soon as well.

Inter have already started looking at replacements, with Emerson Royal of Real Betis and Alessandro Florenzi, who will be returning to AS Roma once his loan stint with PSG ends, reportedly on the wishlist.

More concerningly for us, Hakimi’s transfer could impact a potential Chelsea deal for Romelu Lukaku. Inter need to balance their books, but are hoping to have to lose only one of their big stars, and make up the rest by selling fringe players like João Mario, Radja Nainggolan, Dalbert, Valentino Lazaro, Stefano Sensi, Matias Vecino, or Ivan Perišić.

While Lukaku is said to be concerned about the club’s ambitions after Antonio Conte’s departure, as per Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sempre Inter), incoming boss, Simone Inzaghi is expected to hold talks with him in order to allay any fears and to convince the 28-year-old goal machine to stay. (Should he fail, Lazio’s Ciro Immobile has been identified as a replacement.)