Hector Bellerin’s ten-year association with Arsenal could be coming to an end this summer, with the player linked with a move to former club Barcelona and French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
With the Spaniard potentially on his way out of the club, the Gunners are said to have begun the hunt for a new right-back as they prepare for life without him.
There have been suggestions that the north London outfit have identified Inter wing-back Hakimi as the ideal replacement for Bellerin and are lining up a move in the summer.
However, the Serie A giants have no intention of parting ways the Morocco international this year, according to Italian outlet Calciomercato.com.
Antonio Conte’s side acquired the services of Hakimi from La Liga giants Real Madrid last summer and do not want to see him leave the club just one year into his contract.
Inter’s stance regarding Hakimi will be a severe blow for Mikel Arteta and co, who it has been suggested were planning to replace Bellerin with the 22-year-old.
However, Hakimi leaving Inter in the summer has not been ruled out yet, with the club possibly changing their stance between now and the end of the season.
It could take the Gunners an offer north of €50m to acquire Hakimi’s services even if Inter change their stance.