Arsenal and Chelsea target Hakimi ‘happy at Inter’

David Lynch
  • David Lynch
  • Updated: May 19, 2021, 16:24 CEST
  • 3 min read
Arsenal and Chelsea target Hakimi ‘happy at Inter’

Achraf Hakimi is keen to continue working with Antonio Conte at Inter despite reports that Chelsea and Arsenal are both considering a summer move.

That is according to the player’s agent, who also revealed his client could consider a move to Napoli at some point in his career.

Signed from Real Madrid in July after two seasons on loan at Borussia Dortmund, Hakimi has played a key role in a title charge that sees Inter sit nine points clear at the top of Serie A with 11 games remaining.

The 22-year-old’s form has piqued the interest from a number of clubs across Europe, perhaps most notably Chelsea, whose recent switch to a 3-4-3 system would seemingly make him an ideal target.

But his representative, Alejandro Camano, has now shot down suggestions that a move is on the cards this summer.

“Hakimi is happy at Inter with Conte, who is an excellent coach,” he said.

“Conte’s style of play suits Achraf and I think he will end up improving a lot because of this experience with the Nerazzurri.”

Camano has previously revealed that Hakimi came close to a move to Napoli before choosing to joining Inter over the summer.

Asked if that transfer might ever be resurrected, he replied: “Why not?

“Napoli are the team of my heart, the greatest player of all time played for them.

“So we aren’t excluding anything for the future.”