Chelsea and Arsenal target Achraf Hakimi refuses to rule out transfer

Achraf Hakimi points during Dortmund training
Hakimi has a £50m release clause (Picture: Getty)

Achraf Hakimi has opened the door to a summer switch with Chelsea and Arsenal battling to sign the Real Madrid youngster.

The full-back is currently on loan at Borussia Dortmund, where he has established himself as one of the most sought after right-backs in Europe.

Chelsea have reportedly held talks to sign Hakimi, while Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Tottenham have also expressed an interest in the transfer.

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Hakimi is due to return to Real this summer after two years at Dortmund and the defender revealed he is yet to decide where his future lies.

He told Cadena SER: ‘Who does not like it [being linked with big clubs]? I am proud of what I am doing.

‘In June I will have to make a decision and it will be a great step for my career. In theory, my contract ends in June and from there I have to return to Madrid.

‘I have not yet had contact with Madrid on this matter, but I imagine that soon we will have some conversation to find out what is best for me.’

Achraf Hakimi celebrates scoring with Borussia Dortmund team-mates
Hakimi has spent two years at Dortmund (Picture: Getty)

‘I don’t know when my contract ends, that subject is taken by my agent,’ he added.

‘It is the same contract that I signed in 2017.’

Hakimi reportedly informed Real he does not want to play for the club next season if he will be demoted to the bench,

The 21-year-old is under contract with Los Blancos until 2022 and has a reported release clause of £50million.

While Hakimi will be eager to resolve his future, the ongoing coronavirus crisis is set to complicate things.

FIFA has advised that all players on loan at another club should have their deals extended to reflect the new timeframe for the season.

League chiefs are hopeful postponed games can be played during the summer and the 2019/20 Premier League season has been extended indefinitely.

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