| Last updated
Inter Milan are close to landing the highly-rated Achraf Hakimi from Real Madrid for a fee believed to be around £35.8m (€40m), according to reports.
Hakimi, 21, came through the Madrid youth academy and has made 17 senior appearances for Los Blancos.
But the Morocco international has spent the last two seasons out on loan at Borussia Dortmund and has quickly attracted the eye of European clubs.
According to The Guardian, Inter Milan are ready to offer Hakimi regular first-team football as they step closer to landing the Madrid-born player.
The newspaper claims that the deal for the Dortmund star would be £35.8m with add-ons.
Hakimi would offer Inter boss Antonio Conte plenty of versatility due to his ability to play at either left-back or right-back or out on the wing.
Hakimi has made 44 appearances across all competitions for Dortmund this season and scored nine times and registered 10 assists.
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed that the German club want to keep hold of the player for the following season.
"The contractual situation is clear, he will return to Real Madrid for the time being," he said.
"We will still try to get him to play with us next season, but it is too early to discuss that now."
Hakimi's agent, Alejandro Camano, has revealed that the player will return to his parent club when the current campaign ends.
"He will link back up with Real Madrid when the season finishes," he told Onda Madrid in May.
"We'll see what happens after that. He wants to play games, like this season, where he has started every match. There's no rush. His only aspiration is to play games to help his development.
"There's a magnificent dialogue with Real Madrid and they always expect to have him on their radar and what we don't want is to distance ourselves from them too much.
"So, we'll reach an agreement of some sort over whether he stays or goes, but without forgetting that the aim is to play for Real Madrid one day because, for him, it's the best club in the world.
"It could be a short wait if Real Madrid offer him to stay now or a long wait if he doesn't stay, but the aim is always the same -- end up [playing for] the best club in the world."
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read