‘It’s possible that the club will consider’ – Antonio Conte speaks on Skriniar to Spurs rumours

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Dom Le Roy

Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has admitted that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Skriniar could leave the Serie A club before the transfer window closes.

It was reported last week that Tottenham’s technical performance director, Steve Hitchen was in Italy, to negotiate a deal for Skriniar (Calcio Mercato).

Reports claimed that both clubs were still some way apart in their valuation of the central defender but were optimistic that a deal can be reached.

The Slovak international reportedly has his heart set on a move to North London after falling down the pecking order for the Nerazzurri (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Sport Witness).

The 25-year-old was an unused substitute as Inter overcame Fiorentina 4-3 in their opening game of the Serie A season on Saturday.

When asked about Skriniar’s future, Conte admitted after the game that the central defender was part of his plans but that he could leave the San Siro.

This comes after the Inter Milan sporting director, Piero Ausilio, claimed that Skriniar is not for sale despite admitting to holding meetings with Spurs (DASN (26/10/20) as translated by SempreInter).

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Inter boss said: “Skriniar to Tottenham? He’s part of our project here at Inter.

“But I don’t know if an important bid will arrive in the coming days… it’s possible that the club will consider it because of the financial situation.”

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If reports are to be believed, there is a willingness from all three parties for the deal to go through and the two clubs are only around £10m apart in their valuation. Conte is not going to admit publicly that Inter are trying to sell Skriniar as that would negatively impact his value. I expect us to get this transfer over the line before the deadline.

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