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Report: Bayern Munich has interest in Achraf Hakimi, but Inter Milan is unlikely to sell (Update)

Could Bayern Munich be preparing to revamp its standard formation under Julian Nageslmann?

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Update: 12:35PM EST

Per AS, Inter Milan is unlikely to sell Achraf Hakimi to Bayern Munich or anyone else this summer:

Inter do not intend to release him, whatever happens next summer.

It would seem like the newly-minted Serie A champions are going to try and keep their core group together.

According to TZ reporters Manuel Bonke and Philipp Kessler, Bayern Munich has expressed interest in Inter Milan’s Achraf Hakimi at the behest of incoming manager Julian Nagelsmann.

It can be assumed that Bayern Munich’s interest in the former Borussia Dortmund star would be to fill a role as a right wing-back or right-back depending on what formation Nagelsmann opts to employ when taking over on Säbener Straße:

#FCBayern tinkers for coach #Nagelsmann on the team for next season. The Munich team wants to acquire #Hakimi from @Inter on a transfer! He would fit ideally into Nagelsmann’s system as an offensively strong full-back. The sticking point could be the transfer fee.

Ah yes, the pesky transfer fee.

Bayern Munich is not equipped financially to pay tens of million of euros for any player this summer. Given Hakimi’s age (22) and skill-set, it can be assumed that Transfermarkt’s €55 million valuation on the player is probably very close to what it would take to bring him to Bavaria.

As for Hakimi, his agent is not shocked that Bayern Munich would have interest.

#Hakimi’s agent (Alejandro) Camaño to @tzmuenchen: “That wouldn’t surprise me. @FCBayern is one of the best clubs in the world. If they are looking for someone, the player has to be the best in their position. And Achraf is the best in his position.

An addition of Hakimi — as unlikely as it might seem financially — would potentially push Benjamin Pavard into a swing-role on the back-line. It is no secret that Pavard wants to eventually transition to center-back, but he could find himself backing up both positions should an acquisition of Hakimi actually go through.

As far as how he would fit as part of the scheme, Hakimi does offer some tantalizing offensive ability and blistering pace. His defensive awareness and prowess, however, has not always been consistent.

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