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Arsenal face Bayern Munich competition for Serie A right-back

Arsenal face Bayern Munich competition for Serie A right-back

Achraf Hakimi news

Arsenal face Bayern competition for Hakimi
Football Transfer Centre

Arsenal could face competition from Bayern Munich in the race to sign Achraf Hakimi this summer.

The Moroccan has had a superb debut campaign for Inter Milan, registering seven goals and eight assists from 41 appearances.

Despite his impressive form, there has been speculation that he could be sold this summer amid the club's financial concerns.

The Nerazzurri are facing a deficit of around £130m, and they are keen to balance their books before the end of June.

The Gunners have identified Hakimi as the top target to replace right-back Hector Bellerin, and are prepared to pay around £40m.

However, they could face a bidding battle with Bayern, who are looking at the prospect of strengthening the right-back department.

Benjamin Pavard has been the regular choice for the role, but he could shift to the heart of the defence next season.

The German champions will part ways with both Jerome Boateng and David Alaba when their contracts expire next month.

They have signed one central defender in Dayot Upamecano from RB Leipzig. Pavard could fill the other position.