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Inter Milan fullback Hakimi: Conte to me he was close to Real Madrid move

Inter Milan fullback Achraf Hakimi has revealed Antonio Conte told him he was close to joining Real Madrid.

The pair are now celebrating winning the Scudetto this week.

“Inter have created a great project to win this championship and I'm very proud to have been able to help make the history of the club," Hakimi told Onda Cero.

“Conte has put me to work defensively, and I really appreciate this, because I have improved.

“He's a demanding coach who works a lot on tactics. He told me he was close to signing for Real Madrid, but then the negotiations broke down."

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