Inter are fully intent on keeping Achraf Hakimi in the summer, according to a report in the Italian media today.
As per Corriere dello Sport’s print edition, Hakimi raised a few eyebrows on Sunday night when he told El Chringuito that Real Madrid had a right of first refusal on his future.
Sources close to Inter have denied any such clause exists and reiterated that they want to keep the Moroccan international for next season.
The Nerazzurri are hoping Hakimi can add yet more goals and assists to his game, after scoring seven and setting up eight (in all competitions) during the current campaign.
Hakimi joined Inter in a €40 million deal from Real Madrid last summer and became a pivotal figure in Antonio Conte’s 3-5-2 system after a slow start to life in Milan.
The 22-year-old scored a stoppage-time goal on Saturday which rubber-stamped Inter’s 2-0 win at Crotone, a result that ultimately guaranteed the Nerazzurri the Serie A title after Atalanta were held to a draw at Sassuolo.