Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta looks to be the player who Inter are most likely to sign to replace Achraf Hakimi, with the 29-year-old more financially viable than other targets.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Italian would come cheaper than other main targets Hector Bellerin and Denzel Dumfries.

Hakimi will soon depart for Paris Saint-Germain, and finding a replacement for the Moroccan is a priority in the transfer market for the Nerazzurri, with several names linked.

Arsenal’s Bellerin is a player the Nerazzurri admire very much, but currently the club are only interest in bringing him in on loan in the summer with an option to make his move a permanent one, while the Gunners are holding out for interest in signing the 26-year-old on a permanent basis.

PSV’s Dumfries is another player whose profile is season as an ideal replacement for Hakimi, but at the moment his €20-25 million price tag likely makes him an unrealistic target despite strong interest from Inter.

It is thought that Inter’s budget for a replacement for Hakimi is only around €10 million, and 29-year-old Zappacosta could be seen as the perfect fit within this price range, with the player liked by the Nerazzurri in the right-sided role, versatile and experienced in Serie A.