Chelsea have raised their offer for Inter wing-back Achraf Hakimi to €55 million plus Marcos Alonso at the last minute, but Paris Saint-Germain remain the firm favourites to sign the player.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Blues have increased their offer to match the valuation of the French club including Alonso, but that the player is still set to sign for PSG as it stands.
Hakimi is expected to depart the Giuseppe Meazza this week, with an offer from PSG thought to have come in earlier in the week which comes close to meeting the Nerazzurri’s valuation.
The player’s preferred destination is the Paris club, with his wife often visiting the French capital for work, and the French club are thought to be in advanced negotiations with Inter.
The French and Italian clubs are thought to be at the point of discussing add-ons, with the current offer from the Parisians believed to see the deal rise to around €65 million.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta and Sporting Director Piero Ausilio are thought to want at least €70 million including add-ons, but are ready to accept an offer from PSG, hoping to finalize the deal soon so that the money comes in to be reinvested in the market.
Chelsea’s offer has arrive, with the inclusion of Alonso in the deal taking its valuation to €65 million, matching that of PSG’s offer.
However, PSG are still in pole position to sign the player unless there are any dramatic late developments.