Ex-Inter Milan Wingback Achraf Hakimi Could Push Bayern Munich’s Noussair Mazraoui To Join Nerazzurri As Denzel Dumfries Replacement, Italian Media Report
Inter are ready to cash in on wingback Denzel Dumfries this summer and attempt to replace him with Bayern Munich’s Noussair Mazraoui, with help from Achraf Hakimi.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri are expecting to offload Dumfries for at least €50 million, with the Netherlands international keen to move to the Premier League, and his agent has already opened talks with Chelsea and Manchester United.
The funds will then be reinvested in a replacement, with Morocco international Mazraoui the preferred option of directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio, after they had previously courted him in 2021.
A deal may be dependent on Bayern securing ex-Inter man Joao Cancelo on a permanent deal after his loan spell from Manchester City, with the Portuguese wingback limiting Mazraoui’s space in the team.
Mazraoui is only willing to leave the Bundesliga champions for a club with similar ambitions and would consider a switch to Inter, whilst the Nerazzurri could be aided by a positive reference from Paris Saint-Germain star Hakimi.
An international teammate of Mazraoui’s, Hakimi remains close to Inter despite leaving for France in 2021, and would be ready to convince his compatriot of a switch to the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
However, any deal is dependent on the sale of Dumfries first, and so attention will turn to moving him on.