Manchester United and Chelsea are on high alert for Paris Saint-Germain defender Achraf Hakimi this summer, with the French club planning a squad rebuild, TEAMtalk understands.
PSG are prepared to listen to offers for some of their top players this summer as they begin a new strategy focused on recruiting young French talents, rather than star names.
News of PSG’s change of approach in their squad rebuild has alerted a number of clubs to the potential availability of some of their top performers, including Hakimi.
Manchester United are in the market for a new right-back this summer with Erik ten Hag making a new full-back one of his top priorities.
United have been linked with several right-backs already with Jeremie Frimpong and Denzel Dumfries among those being tracked. Indeed, Bayer Leverkusen star Frimpong is thought to be their top choice. And the Dutch defender has himself making his feelings clear on a prospective move.
However, nothing is decided yet and we understand they are also monitoring Hakimi’s situation in the French capital.
Hakimi fits the profile for the type of attack-minded full-back ten Hag is keen to add to his squad as he looks to build a side capable of challenging for the Premier League title.
The United boss is targeting three top signings this summer, with a centre-half and a right-back top of his wish-list.
Chelsea also considering Hakimi swoop
United, though, will not have things all their own way with Morocco star Hakimi if they decide to pursue a deal.
And Chelsea are also long-term admirers of the 24-year-old too. Indeed, the Blues tried to sign the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan man prior to his move to PSG in the summer of 2021.
And with his former PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino about to take charge at Stamford Bridge, the Blues could rekindle their interest.
Indeed, the Argentine is reportedly already planning a squad overhaul at the club and could look to Hakimi to bolster his right-back options. And while the club plan to reduce their bloated squad numbers, funds will be provided for Hakimi if Pochettino decides to pursue a deal.
Hakimi, who impressed at the World Cup with Morocco, still has three years to run on his contract at PSG.
However, our information is that the Parisians are willing to let him move if they receive a suitable offer.