Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed that Inter Milan are prioritising selling rumoured Tottenham target Milan Skriniar before the window slams shut after the centre-back rejected the club’s main contract offer.
Some reports from Italy over recent months have indicated that Tottenham are monitoring Skriniar’s situation, with the centre-back’s current deal at Inter set to run out in the summer (CMW.it).
Gianluca Di Marzio revealed on his website a few days ago that the Slovak had turned down the Nerazzurri’s contract offer as it fell short of his salary demands.
This has now been backed up by Gazzetta, who claim that the Serie A club are trying to sell Skriniar within the next week so that he does not leave on a free transfer in the summer.
It is alleged that Inter are hoping to collect around €15m-€20m (£13.2m-£17.6m) for the defender’s services.
However, the Italian club’s efforts are said to be complicated by the fact that Skriniar has already verbally agreed to sign for Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer at the end of the season.
It is asserted that the 27-year-old has agreed on a five-year deal worth €8m (£7m) per year with the Ligue 1 giants, which is why Inter are facing an uphill battle to sell him.
Gazzetta state that Inter’s hope is that PSG decide that they would be better served by signing Skriniar this month rather than waiting until the summer. The report adds that while another club could enter the race for the centre-back, it is ‘unrealistic’ to think that the player will say ‘yes’.
Journalist Pasquale Guarro has reported that PSG are preparing an offer of just €10m (£8.86m) for the central defender this month.
— Pasquale Guarro (@GuarroPas) January 25, 2023
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It sounds like Skriniar is heading to PSG, with the only question being whether the move will happen this window or in the summer. Given the Slovak’s contract situation, I would be surprised if Spurs had not explored a deal for the player but perhaps he had made up his mind to join the Parisians, having come close to making the move last summer.
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