A couple of weeks ago, The Athletic reported that Chelsea was monitoring Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi, who they wanted a year ago, but lost out to the capital club.
However, with changes coming to the Ligue 1 champions following their latest humiliation in the UEFA Champions League, it seems The Blues wanted to see if sporting advisor Luis Campos would be open to moving on from Hakimi to find a defender that he sees fit for the position.
Despite the interest from Chelsea, PSG isn’t going to move on from the Morrocco international as transfer window specialist Fabrizio Romano wrote in his column for Caught Offside that Campos is a big fan of Hakimi.
“Chelsea wanted Achraf Hakimi a year ago, and certainly he has always been high on the list of Thomas Tuchel, who is a big fan of Hakimi,” Romano wrote.
“So far, Paris Saint-Germain have assured that they have not received any proposals, also because the club’s new sporting director Luis Campos appreciates the Moroccan right back.”
Romano states that the 23-year-old’s future in the French capital depends on who Les Parisiens announced as their manager to replace Pochettino. Nonetheless, the Italian journalist suspects Hakimi will remain at PSG, where he’s under contract until 2026 after arriving from Inter Milan last summer for €60 million.
“His future may depend on the future manager’s situation, as we don’t know for sure who will replace Mauricio Pochettino and how they might see Hakimi as fitting into their plans, but my feeling for the moment is that Achraf will stay at PSG for another year,” Romano concluded.