Inter in 'advanced negotiations' to sign Hakimi, says CEO Marotta

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The fullback appears bound for Serie A after a two-year loan stint with Borussia Dortmund
Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta says the club is in "advanced negotiations" for Achraf Hakimi as the fullback nears a potential move to Serie A.

Hakimi has risen to prominence this season while with Borussia Dortmund, where he's made 45 appearances across his second campaign on loan with the German side.

With that loan set to end this summer, Hakimi has been linked with a number of moves, with parent club Real Madrid facing a decision when it comes to the fullback's future.

Borussia Dortmund had been in talks with Real Madrid to extend Hakimi's loan deal, according to sports director Michael Zorc, although the club has given up that chase in recent days.

Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich have also been said to be interested, while a return to Real Madrid and a place in Zinedine Zidane's squad has also been reported as a potential solution to Hakimi's uncertain future.

However, in recent days, Inter have jumped into the lead in the race to sign the Moroccan star, with the Italian side linked with a €40 million (£36m/$45m) deal to bring him to Italy.

And Marotta all but confirmed that the club is expecting that deal to go through with a final announcement possible in the coming days.

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