Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest transfer talk for Arsenal on Wednesday, February 3.
The January transfer window has now closed, leaving Arsenal to begin looking forward to the summer for their next round of recruitment.
Here, Sports Mole rounds up the latest news on possible comings and goings at the Emirates Stadium.
Wednesday morning’s Arsenal transfer talk news roundup:
Manchester City are reportedly contemplating whether to make an approach for Inter Milan defender Achraf Hakimi.
The 22-year-old has starred in Serie A this season, contributing six goals and three assists as a wing-back for Antonio Conte’s side.
However, it was claimed on Monday that Inter are yet to pay the first installment of their agreement with Real Madrid, putting Hakimi’s long-term future at San Siro in doubt.
According to Calciomercato, City are ready to join Arsenal and Chelsea in the race to sign the Morocco international.
Inter’s financial situation and early exit from the Champions League is likely to lead to at least one high-profile sale in the summer.
Hakimi, who cost Inter a fee of £35m in 2020, still has just under four-and-a-half years remaining on his contract.
Manchester City are reportedly the latest Premier League club to have showed an interest in Inter Milan full-back Achraf Hakimi.
The 22-year-old has impressed since joining from Real Madrid in the summer for a fee rising to €45m (£39.67m), which Inter have yet to pay off.
Hakimi, who also starred during a two-season loan stay with Borussia Dortmund, has another four-and-a-half years to run on his contract.
However, despite his eye-catching performances, Inter’s financial position means that they may have to offload some first-team players at the end of the campaign.
Calciomercato suggests that Hakimi is a player the Nerazzurri are confident of making a profit on, with any interested clubs likely having to pay over €50m (£44m).
Arsenal and Chelsea have previously been tipped to move for the Morocco international in the summer, and Man City are said to also now be in the running for his signature.
Hakimi is believed to be open to the idea of playing in the Premier League from next season.
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