Arsenal are preparing a concrete offer for Achraf Hakimi ahead of the summer transfer market, according to reports in Spain.

Inter Milan's Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Crotone on January 3, 2021 at the Giuseppe-Meazza (San Siro) stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Inter Milan’s Moroccan defender Achraf Hakimi celebrates after scoring during the Italian Serie A football match Inter Milan vs Crotone on January 3, 2021, at the Giuseppe-Meazza (San Siro) stadium in Milan. (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

AS report that Mikel Arteta would welcome the signing of Achraf Hakimi this summer, as the addition of a right-back is one of his priorities for the upcoming transfer window. The same outlet adds that Arsenal are preparing a firm offer for the player.

The Gunners are reportedly looking to seal a move for Hakimi as soon as possible. Real Madrid have a first-refusal option on the player, but they’re currently not planning to activate it, and there’s no sense that Hakimi is set for a return to Spain.

As for Inter, they want €50m for the player. They only signed him last summer, and the sole reason they’re even considering a sale is the fact they’re in a dodgy financial situation.

The Telegraph recently reported that Arsenal will look to sign a new first-choice right-back if Hector Bellerin leaves, and they have an interest in Hakimi. The Athletic wrote in January that the player is open to a move to the Premier League.

Often playing right-wing-back this season, Hakimi has six goals and five assists in 35 matches.

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