Arsenal fans have taken to social media to react to reports of an imminent managerial change.
According to reports in Italy, former Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte is set to leave Inter Milan in the coming days despite wrestling the Serie A title away from Juventus this season.
In fact, Gazzetta dello Sport state that the ‘official farewell’ could come in the next 48 hours – the time it will take to officially complete all the necessary paperwork.
While there will apparently be regrets on both sides that Conte could not continue in his role, it is stated that there will be no ill will between parties, with a realisation that the move will be forced by financial requirements rather than anything personal.
This rather surprising development has prompted some Arsenal fans to get rather excited about a potential deal for right-back Achraf Hakimi could be on the cards.
Given Inter’s financial situation, there’s a theory on Twitter that Conte won’t be the only high-profile departure at the San Siro this summer.
Take a look at what’s been said…
However, it would appear that Hakimi has no plans to push for an Inter Milan exit.
As spotted by transfer expert Fabrizio Romano following Inter’s final game of the season last weekend, the Morocco international made it clear that he wants to stay with a shirt hint.
Pointing to the Inter badge before gesturing that he will be staying put, it seems unlikely Hakimi is leaving unless the Serie A champions find themselves in a position where they have to sell.
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Hakimi’s contract with Inter is set to run until 2025 having only signed last summer in a deal worth £36million from Real Madrid after he failed to make a proper breakthrough despite coming through the club’s academy.
And just last month, he told Repubblica of his future plans.
“I’m planning my future with Inter. I hope to stay for a long time, I’m happy here.”