Chelsea supervisor Thomas Tuchel stays a giant admirer of Paris Saint-Germain right-back Achraf Hakimi after the Blues additionally wished to signal him final summer time.
Nonetheless, for the second it doesn’t appear to be the Morocco worldwide is in any respect near leaving PSG, in keeping with Fabrizio Romano in his newest unique column for CaughtOffside.
Chelsea don’t precisely look in pressing want of a brand new right-back attributable to already having the wonderful Reece James in that place, however there’s little doubt Hakimi is a world class expertise as nicely.
It might be value conserving one eye on this saga within the weeks forward, however for now Romano suggests he’s not wanting near a transfer away from PSG, even when Tuchel has him on his radar.
“Chelsea wished Achraf Hakimi a 12 months in the past, and positively he has at all times been excessive on the listing of Thomas Tuchel, who’s a giant fan of Hakimi,” Romano says.
“To this point, Paris Saint-Germain have assured that they haven’t obtained any proposals.”
Chelsea will need to have different switch priorities over Hakimi
Pretty much as good a participant as he’s, Hakimi doesn’t make sense as the highest precedence for Chelsea proper now after they have so many points in different areas of their squad.
The Blues have each Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen turning into free brokers this summer time, so signing one or possibly two centre-backs will certainly be one thing they’re engaged on.
In the meantime, there’s additionally a worrying lack of objectives on the different finish of the pitch after a poor season from Romelu Lukaku, whereas the likes of Christian Pulisic and Timo Werner have additionally been unconvincing.
Hakimi could also be value monitoring for the longer term, however one imagines Chelsea gained’t be doing way more than that for now.