Inter full-back Achraf Hakimi has signed a record deal with Paris Saint-Germain.
Mauricio Pochettino and PSG were interested in signing the defender, who only joined Inter last summer.
In his debut season with Inter, Hakimi won the League Title, impressing throughout the season, scoring seven goals and providing eight assists.
Chelsea were also interested in Hakimi and made their own proposal, according to reports. PSG, on the other hand, increased their offer and are now on the verge of signing Hakimi ahead of the Blues.
According to ESPN, PSG has agreed to make Hakimi the most expensive full-back in history, paying around £60 million for the brilliant defender.
Hakimi accepted a personal terms with PSG a month ago and is expected to join Pochettino in Ligue 1.
The 22-year-old will sign a five-year contract and is likely to debut right away under Pochettino.
Hakimi will be officially introduced as a PSG player next week. His Morocco’s international career has taken him all over the world, with spells at Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
PSG is on the lookout for new players after losing the Ligue 1 title to Lille and falling short of their long-term goal of winning the Champions League.
Hakimi will be the club’s third major summer signing, after Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Antonio Conte resigned as Inter’s manager in May after being enraged by the club’s plan to offload up to £70 million worth of its best players.
Inter have only made one acquisition this summer, the free transfer of midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu, after appointing Simone Inzaghi as Conte’s replacement.