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Inter consider three right-back options to replace Hakimi

Mon 19 July 2021 | 9:27

The Nerazzurri might shift their attention toward Cagliari’s Nandez if they fail to reach an agreement with Manchester United or Arsenal.

Following the €71m

transfer of Achraf Hakimi

to PSG,


are looking to find a suitable replacement for the Moroccan right-back. According to


, Arsenal’s

Hector Bellerin

, Manchester United’s

Alex Telles

, and Cagliari’s

Nahitan Nandez

are among the main options for the job.

Cagliari are reportedly open to negotiating for a loan deal without an option to buy, but they want Inter to pay a fee for the temporary move. The Nerazzurri are also interested in making a bid for Hector Bellerin. However, Arsenal’s demanding fee is considered high by the Italians and the Gunners will only let the Spaniard leave on a permanent deal. The negotiations with Manchester United have also been put on hold for the same reason. The Serie A champions are keen to sign Telles on a loan deal with an option to buy, while the Red Devils are looking to sell the Brazilian for a fee of around €15m.

The club’s new manager Simone Inzaghi emphasized the importance of adding new full-backs to the Nerazzurri squad.

“We’ll try to sign some new players. Full-backs are important to me, so we will try to act accordingly.”

the former Lazio boss said in a press conference earlier this month.

Inter will face Arsenal in a pre-season friendly next week. The Serie A champions will start their 2021-22 campaign with a match against Genoa on August 22.

source: SportMob