Could Bayern beat Chelsea and Tottenham to Hakimi signing this summer?

Stefan Bienkowski
Stefan Bienkowski Updated: 19 May 2021 16:43 CEST 5 min read
Could Bayern beat Chelsea and Tottenham to Hakimi signing this summer?

Inter may have just won their first Serie A title in 11 years but it seems as though Antonio Conte’s league-winning side may already be getting pulled apart. 

According to reports in Italy, the Italian manager may have to bid farewell to a number of players as the club enters a period of financial upheaval this summer. 

That, apparently, means that Inter will be willing to listen to offers for star players – such as right-back Achraf Hakimi

This has apparently attracted interest from a number of clubs across Europe, with Chelsea and Arsenal reportedly keeping tabs on the defender. 

However, according to Munich newspaper TZ, Bayern Munich may not be in pole position in their pursuit of Hakimi this summer. 

Could Bayern sign Hakimi this summer? 

Having joined Inter in September 2020 for a reported fee of €42 million, it would seem unlikely that the club would be happy to see the Morrocan full-back leave for anything less than they paid for him. 

Indeed, Hakimi has been incredibly useful to Conte’s side and their success this season, with seven goals and eight assists in 41 games in all competitions. 

However, even if Inter are forced to trade in their stars to balance the books this summer it still seems unlikely that Bayern will be able to offer the finances they may still demand. 

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Following the signing of Dayot Upamecano and Julian Nagelsmann from RB Leipzig for a combined fee that likely surpassed €60m, it’s highly unlikely that Bayern will be able to fork out a huge amount of money for new signings this summer. 

While Bayern undoubtedly need a new right back this summer – with last summer’s signing Bouna Sarr proving to be well short of expectation – it seems far more likely that the Bavarian giants will opt for a loan deal or a player that they can sign for less than €25m.