Inter are looking at Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin and Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta as potential options to replace the departed Achraf Hakimi, but could face problems in reaching an agreement for either player.
This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, who report that the Nerazzurri wish to bring the players in on initial loans with purchase options, while their current clubs are only interested in permanent sales of the players.
In looking to find replacements Hakimi after his sale to Paris Saint-Germain, the Nerazzurri are looking to replace the Moroccan with a player of the right technical profile while also staying within budgetary constraints.
To this end, the club are hoping to bring in a replacement on loan initially, with a fee no higher than €1.5-2 million attached, with the option to buy the player on a permanent basis later on.
Bellerin and Zappacosta are two of the highest-priority targets in this search, but for the moment neither Arsenal not Chelsea, respectively, will allow the players to leave on the terms sought by Inter.