Conte supervised Hakimi’s training last season before he resigned, while Hakimi quickly moved to Saint-Germain during the summer.
“Ashraf’s dream is to return to Real Madrid,” Conte said on Sky Italia.
He added: “Hakimi suffered during the two matches with Real Madrid last season, I remember the mistake he made in Valdebebas, but since then he has worked very hard.”
“I had to keep him on the bench for a while and he accepted it calmly, he had a great desire to learn.”
And he concluded: “Now he is one of the best backs in the world, he can become an amazing player, and he has recently developed a lot in the defensive side.”
Hakimi, 22, joined the Real Madrid academy at the age of eight, and was promoted to the first team under Zinedine Zidane in 2017.
Hakimi played 17 games with Real Madrid, scoring two goals and another maker, and crowned him in the Champions League, before playing on loan for two seasons to Borussia Dortmund between 2018 and 2020.
Despite speculation that he would return to competing with Dani Carvajal for the right-back position, Real Madrid dispensed with Hakimi for 43 million euros in the summer of 2020 for Inter, as he helped him regain the Italian league title, absent since 2010.
Finally, Hakimi landed in Saint-Germain for 60 million euros due to the financial crisis that went through Inter.
The Madrid-born player has 36 caps for the Moroccan national team.