Report: £68m rated Chelsea target with 'great potential' would love to live in London

Achraf Hakimi has reportedly expressed his desire to live in the English capital and the home of his top suitor, Chelsea.

According to Calciomercato, Hakimi has his eyes set on the London lifestyle, something the Blues could very easily offer.

Inter Milan’s right-back is being heavily hunted by Marina Granovskaia, as she looks to seal her first major summer transfer.

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Chelsea have already seen a bid of £51.6m (Sky Sports) rejected by the Serie A side. They are demanding at least £68m.

Will Hakimi move house?

Granovskaia is looking for ways around the fee by potentially swapping out one of Thomas Tuchel’s squad in return for the Moroccan international.

Marcos Alonso is the prime suspect, who Calciomercato claim is Simone Inzaghi’s favourite of the Blues offerings.

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Paris Saint-Germain are also keen to supply Hakimi with the keys to Paris.

However, his preference apparently remains on the bright lights of Fulham Road.

Mr International

The 22-year-old is lucky enough to have experienced the marvel of Madrid, the décor of Dortmund and the magnificence of Milan.

His passport certainly has plenty of stamps to go along with the growing reputation he’s built up over such a short time.

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He’s made 90 appearances in the past two seasons; 45 during Inter’s title winning campaign and 45 with Borussia Dortmund in 2019/20.

Before his departure from the San Siro, Antonio Conte described the defender as having ‘great potential’.

Whilst at BVB, Hakimi played alongside another of Chelsea’s prime targets, Erling Haaland, who he loved as a teammate.

If Granovskaia can get her way, both of the young stars could be heading to Stamford Bridge in the next few months.

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Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He has worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produces regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League.