Inter are crossing their fingers for a bidding war over Achraf Hakimi, according to a report in the Italian media today.

Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said the Nerazzurri were hoping Paris Saint-Germain would be challenged for the Moroccan international’s signature by Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

Inter want €80 million to sell Hakimi and if they receive that fee, they would be very close to satisfying their financial requirements for the summer transfer window.

Barcelona’s Emerson Royal is their first choice to replace Hakimi, but Davide Zappacosta and Nahitan Nandez are also in the frame.

Nandez could be involved in Inter’s talks with Cagliari for Radja Nainggolan, the Rome-based paper added, after Inter denied Nainggolan the chance to get a payoff for terminating his contract.

Nainggolan is due to earn €3.6 million after tax next season, plus €500,000 in image rights, and will be worth €18 million on the Nerazzurri’s balance sheet for the 2021-22 campaign.

Inter cannot afford those numbers and so they are reportedly prepared to make a loss on Nainggolan, so long as they can offload him to Cagliari.