Paris Saint-Germain are firmly in pole position to sign Achraf Hakimi ahead of Chelsea, with the French club expected to make Inter a cash-only offer close to Inter’s €80 million valuation for the Moroccan this week.

This according to SportItalia transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla, who reports on his website that the Parisian club will take decisive action to try and finalize a deal for the player by Sunday this week.

PSG and Chelsea were thought to have been the main rivals for Hakimi’s signature over the past weeks, with both clubs submitting offers which were not deemed high enough by Inter.

Both clubs floated offers with the Nerazzurri which they hoped would persuade the club to part with the Moroccan, with Chelsea in particular hoping that offering players in return would be enough to reach an agreement.

However, Inter have always preferred a cash-only offer as a means of meeting their valuation of the player, and it appears that PSG are the club prepared to make an offer that Inter will accept.

A summit is expected this week between Inter directors, PSG Sporting Director Leonardo, and the player’s agent Alejandro Camano, with the Parisians hoping that the deal will be closed there.

With PSG having been the favourites through the process and thought to be very close to a decisive breakthrough, it will take something special from Chelsea to sign Hakimi at the last minute.