Report: Defender expected to sign new contract after turning down Spurs

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According to CalcioMercato, Milan Skriniar is set to sign a contract extension with Inter Milan after turning down the opportunity to join Tottenham Hotspur.

Skriniar was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the summer of 2020 but the North London club were unable to get the deal over the line. 

The Slovakian international had a solid campaign with the Nerazzuri last time out, playing a valued role in their march to the Scudetto.

Reports from Italy during the summer backed Spurs to make another assault for the Slovak international after missing out on him 12 months ago, with some sources alleging that Fabio Paratici was keen on snapping up the 26-year-old.

CalcioMercato have now claimed that Skriniar turned down the chance to move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium due to his love for Inter, with the centre-back always keen on continuing at the San Siro.

The report adds that Skriniar has asked his agent to find an agreement with the Nerazzuri hierarchy over a new contract, with his current deal running out in the summer of 2023.

It is asserted that negotiations are underway and that the defender is expected to sign a contract worth €4m-per-year (£3.4m) including bonuses that runs until 2025.

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It was clear from the start that Skriniar’s first choice was always to stay at Inter. Spurs might have felt they could price him away owing to the Serie A club’s financial owes but the big-money sales of Lukaku and Hakimi meant that the Nerrzuri were not as desperate for funds as they were at the start of the summer.

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