In what comes as a potential boost to Tottenham’s rumoured pursuit of Milan Skriniar, Gianluca Di Marzio has now revealed that the centre-back has turned down Inter Milan’s latest contract offer.

Skriniar’s current deal at Inter runs out in the summer and reports over the last couple of months have indicated that Tottenham are one of the clubs who are monitoring his situation (CMW.it).

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Meanwhile, French publications have suggested that Paris Saint-Germain are leading the race for the Slovak, with L’Equipe even claiming a couple of days ago that the defender had verbally agreed to join the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer at the end of the season.

Di Marzio has now revealed on his website that Skriniar has turned down Inter’s latest contract proposal. However, the journalist explains that it is not certain that the centre-back will leave the Serie A club as his decision is ‘not yet a final one’.

He adds that the Nerazzurri’s offer for the 27-year-old was worth €6m (£5.2m) plus bonuses per year, which is the maximum they are prepared to offer for now, while the player’s entourage are thought to be demanding an annual salary of €8m (£7m).

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It is worth remembering that Skriniar was not always a favourite of Conte’s at Inter, although the Slovak eventually did win over the Italian. 

Having said that, the 27-year-old would certainly improve Tottenham’s backline and it is surprising that the club do not seem to be pursuing a deal for the centre-back despite his current contract situation.

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