Arsenal misses out of the top transfer target as he agrees PSG move

Arsenal looks set to miss out on Achraf Hakimi as he edges closer to a move to PSG.

The Moroccan has been linked with a move to Arsenal as the Gunners prepare to cash in on Hector Bellerin.

Bellerin has been at Arsenal for a decade but he recently lost his starting place in the team to Calum Chambers.

He is expected to leave the Emirates if a proper offer comes around and has been linked with some of Europe’s top teams.

Hakimi has been considered the perfect replacement if Bellerin eventually leaves the Gunners.

But Gazzetta.it is reporting that PSG is closing in on a move for the former Real Madrid man after not being impressed by the performance of their loanee, Alessandro Florenzi.

Inter needs to sell players to balance the books and that is one reason why Antonio Conte left them by mutual consent.

The report says PSG and Inter are already in advanced talks and the wing-back will join them in a move worth £51.5m.

It means the Italians will make a profit of around £16.5m on the £34.3m they paid Real Madrid to sign him in 2020.

Arsenal will now turn their attention to their other targets, which include the likes of Tariq Lamptey and Max Aarons.

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11 Comments

  1. Michael Twyman says:

    Not sure where this report came from but pretty obvious from the figures that Arsenal were never going to get him at that price

    1. Dom says:

      Top comment…. common sense anyone?

      1. ozziegunner says:

        Dom, unfortunately, “common sense” is not that “common”.

  2. Louis says:

    If this report, or rumour of Hakimi moving to PSG are true, then it would possibly be part of the transfer merry go round of managers that is presently in motion, with Conte, seemingly heading to PSG and giving the club targets that he wants as part of his squad for the coming season, and inturn would see Pochettino heading to Spurs?

  3. Wyoming says:

    We don’t need another right back. Arsenal has so many options already like Bellerin, Cedric, Chambers + Niles.
    We can afford to cash in on at least one of them.
    LB is where we are weak especially as Tierney is injured a lot.
    Getting Kolasinac because he was free back fired big time.

    1. ozziegunner says:

      👍 Max Aarons – also a lower transfer fee and wages than Hakimi.

  4. Sean Williams says:

    Bellerin has turned into a Hackney Marshes footballer. It’s simples….he is not good enough. I thought Max Aarons was our real target. He is 21 with his whole career ahead. We can do a lot worse, he’s a quality player.

    1. ACE says:

      Would love to see Arsenal tempt Norwich
      with Nkietah. AMN and Reis Nelson for
      Buendia and Aarons + 25M. To positions
      covered and three squad players given a
      new opportunity to play and flourish in the
      EPL.

      1. Gerard says:

        Should have gone for Aarons when Norwich went down last time.

  5. Didrik Plehn says:

    Reported long time ago from Fabrizio Romano that Arsenal wasn’t in the race, bigger clubs was after him…

  6. hans andersson says:

    If the “top target” prefer to play in France, he have no ambitions. EPL is the TOP CHALLENGE for real talanted players. You’re not a contender for a place in Footballers Heaven if you haven’t served some years in England. That fact make Christiano Ronaldo bigger than Messi etc. So we are waiting for your arrival, gentlemen (Lewandowski, Mbappe, Håland, Neymar…). Come, come, come, come… before it’s to late.

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