FC Inter News have revealed that Chelsea have met with the representatives of Tottenham target Milan Skriniar to discuss a potential January transfer.

Skriniar has been an indispensable part of the Inter backline under Simone Inzaghi but the centre-back’s future at the San Siro is in doubt, with his current contract at the club running out next summer (Transfermarkt).

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90 min reported earlier this month that Antonio Conte is keen to strengthen Tottenham’s backline in January, with the Slovak said to be one of the names on the North London club’s radar.

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta remarked a couple of weeks ago that he is ‘optimistic’ that the former Sampdoria man will renew his contract with Inter (Fabrizio Romano).

FC Inter News have now more shed light on Skriniar’s contract situation, revealing that the Nerazzurri hierarchy are waiting for a response from the defender after presenting an offer.

The report describes the negotiations as being ‘complex but not impossible’, and explains that the Serie A club would have to raise their current offer of €5.5m (£4.7m) per season to around €6.5m (£5.5m) plus bonuses in order to convince the 27-year-old to sign on the dotted line.

Chelsea are said to have an eye on Skriniar’s situation, having already met with his agents, while Paris Saint-Germain are also thought to be waiting to pounce if the centre-back does not agree on a new deal.

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It appears to me that Skriniar is happy at Inter and I expect the Slovak to eventually put pen to paper on a new contract at the San Siro. If the Serie A club felt that the centre-back was unlikely to sign a new deal, they would have likely sold him to PSG in the summer for a bigger transfer fee.

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