'Ridiculous': Some Chelsea fans can't believe what Romano has said about £68m rated target

A hoard of Chelsea supporters on social media did not meet Fabrizio Romano’s latest update on Achraf Hakimi with a warm reception.

According to the transfer guru, Inter Milan are demanding a straight up fee of €80m (£68m) for their flying full-back.

Reportedly, Chelsea have attempted to lower the price by offering up several of Thomas Tuchel’s squad as part of a swap deal.

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Marcos Alonso appears top of the list, with fellow defender Emerson Palmieri also mentioned.

But it seems Inter just want cash for Hakimi, which did not sit well with Blues fans.

Here’s how they reacted on Twitter:

Hunt for Hakimi

Chelsea have already seen their first attempts to lure Hakimi away from Serie A battered away by the Italian champions.

Their initial offer stood at €60m (£51.6m), but Inter’s valuation of the Moroccan remained resolute.

In a transfer window where the Blues are trying to land Erling Haaland for an even greater number, relinquishing this type of money might be risky.

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It will certainly set Roman Abramovich back in his pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s young striker.

Dortmund are asking for upwards of £150m (Telegraph) for the 20-year-old, plus a knee-trembling figure for his wage demands.

Ask about Adama

Even for a club with Chelsea’s finanical resources, the cost of securing Haaland would leave them with very little to make any more signings ahead of next season.

If Tuchel is desperate for a right-sided player, then he could move for Wolverhampton Wanderers trickster, Adama Traore.

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and would certainly be a cheaper option than Hakimi.

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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.