Chelsea make transfer decision on Real Madrid player

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Chelsea have decided against pursuing a move for Real Madrid fullback Achraf Hakimi, according to The Athletic.

Hakimi has impressed on loan at Borussia Dortmund and the Blues had been linked with a summer move for the 20 year old fullback.

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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard decided against signing Hakimi this summer because of Reece James’ breakthrough into the first team.

James has made 26 appearances for Chelsea this season, scoring 2 goals and providing 2 assists and signing Hakimi from Real Madrid would limit the playing time of James.

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