Report: Inter Milan gave Spurs a taste of their own medicine after Eriksen transfer

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Inter president Steven Zhang decided to give Tottenham Hotspur a taste of their own medicine when they attempted to negotiate a deal for Milan Skriniar this summer.

Italian news outlet Calciomercato claimed that Zhang turned the tables on Spurs following his experience of dealing with Daniel Levy during the January transfer window.

The Serie A giants were unable to get the Spurs chairman to budge on his £17.5million valuation of Christian Eriksen despite the Dane having just six months left to run on his contract in North London and would have been able to walk away as a free agent at the end of the last campaign.

Inter were not prepared to go back on their £55million valuation of Skriniar and despite Tottenham’s best efforts, which included the club’s technical performance director Steve Hitchen being spotted in the Italian city (Gianluca Di Marzio).

Spurs tabled an offer in the region of £40million but were unable to convince Zhang to finalise a deal at the lower amount.

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