Fabrizio Romano provides update on Spurs pursuit of Milan Skriniar

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Milan Skriniar
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Fabrizio Romano has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur are still interested in Inter Milan centre-back, Milan Skriniar ahead of the summer transfer window.

Jose Mourinho is said to be a big admirer of the defender but the journalist claims that Spurs may be priced out of a move for him in the near future.

Tottenham were heavily linked with the Slovakian defender last summer but ultimately failed to get any deal across the line.

The North London club instead invested in young Joe Rodon from Swansea City, with the Welshman enjoying a good breakthrough season this year.

Fabrizio Romano reports that Tottenham are convinced that Skriniar would be the perfect centre-back for them. He claims that the Lilywhites offered £30m for the defender last summer but Inter Milan wanted £42.5m.

Unfortunately for Tottenham, Skriniar is now a starter for the Italian side again this season and so, Romano reveals that Inter would want around £63m to £68m for him this summer.

Romano said (Here We Go Podcast): “I will mention again Skriniar because they love this player.

“They are scouting, they love this player, they are convinced he would be perfect. Mourinho loves this player. He’s one of the players they are convinced would be perfect.

“It is about the scouting, the board, Mourinho. They have one big problem, they were really close to signing Milan Skriniar, they offered like €35m (£30m), Inter were asking for €50m (£42.5m), so they were close, but they decided to give up.

“What happened in this moment is that Conte is doing an amazing job with Skriniar and now he is a starter, before they had Diego Godin and Skriniar wasn’t playing, now he’s a starter and he is doing so well, fans are in love with Skriniar, so now it is not €50m (£42,5m), I think it will be around €80/75m (£68m/£63m) for Srkiniar.”

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