Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC are apparently interested in Achraf Hakimi, whereas Paris Saint-Germain has supposedly placed a £60 million price tag on his head.
With four goals and five assists from 36 games across all competitions, the Moroccan right-back has been a star player for the French champions in the 2022–23 season.
Achraf Hakimi joined PSG for €68 million (£60.2m) a few months after Inter Milan won the Serie A title in 2021, and in 77 games over the past two seasons, he has racked up eight goals and 11 assists in total.
With six games remaining this season, Achraft Hakimi’s efforts have helped PSG gain an eight-point advantage at the top of Ligue 1. However, they were once again eliminated from the Champions League by Bayern Munich.
Hakimi is not seen as a key member of PSG’s team, despite being one of the top players in Europe at his position and having a contract that lasts until 2026.
The 24-year-old is rumored to have caught the attention of both Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC, and according to Football Insider, PSG are open to offers around the £60 million threshold in the forthcoming window.
Les Parisiens would be able to return the fee they paid for his services in 2021 with such a bid, and the French champions ostensibly think the cost is “very reasonable”.
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PSG won’t lower their £60 million asking price for the former Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund player, who also starred during Morocco’s historic march to the World Cup semifinals in Qatar.
Achraf Hakimi could be let go as part of a major squad change at Parc des Princes as PSG prioritizes developing young talent over bringing in big names in the forthcoming transfer window.
Diogo Dalot and Aaron Wan-Bissaka’s futures are still up in the air, and Manchester United FC may be in the market for a new right-back this summer. Jeremie Frimpong of Bayer Leverkusen is thought to be a top target in this situation.
Reece James, 23, who signed a new six-year contract at Stamford Bridge in September, has been lost to injury due to a season-ending hamstring. This is the latest in a long line of physical setbacks for the player.
Before Achraft Hakimi signed with PSG in 2021, Chelsea FC reportedly tried to bring Hakimi to West London, and they intend to spark Hakimi’s interest once more before the 2023–24 season.