Inter’s Achraf Hakimi is still a major target for Paris Saint-Germain, but the Parisian club are weighing up alternatives in case they are unable to sign the Moroccan, with permanently buying Roma’s Alessandro Florenzi a strong consideration.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who are reporting that PSG’s sporting director likes the Italian international after he spent last season on loan in the French capital and could make his stay a permanent one.
PSG have submitted a €60 million offer to the Nerazzurri for Hakimi already, but it is thought to be far from the club’s valuation of the 22-year-old.
Florenzi, meanwhile, has a clause in his loan deal with the French giants to make the loan move permanent for €9 million, but it expires today.
Complicating matters further is the fact that Inter are thought to be considering Florenzi as a replacement for Hakimi should the Moroccan leave.
Inter’s Serie A rivals Juventus are also thought to be monitoring the 30-year-old Italian.
It is unclear just how this complicated situation will resolve at this juncture, but PSG know that they must have alternatives to Hakimi in case a deal cannot be reached with Inter or Chelsea beat them to the player’s signature, and Florenzi and Tottenham’s Ivorian international Serge Aurier are thought to be key possibilities.