According to a report from Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur are set to make another attempt to sign Milan Skriniar when the transfer window opens in the summer.
Skriniar was heavily linked with a move to Spurs last summer but the North Londoners eventually ending up signing Joe Rodon from Swansea.
Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio even published photographs showing Tottenham Hotspur’s transfer chief Steve Hitchen allegedly in Milan to holding talks with the Inter star’s agent.
Some reports have suggested that Inter’s €60m (£51.8m) asking price was what put Tottenham off pursuing the centre-back.
However, Football Insider now claim that the reported price is wide of the mark and Inter were willing to sell Skriniar for a much lower price.
The report reveals that Spurs even came very close to signing the 26-year-old during the January transfer window for a modest £25m fee.
While it is asserted that Inter’s valuation of the central defender has gone up owing to his improved run of form over the last couple of months, the Serie A giants are still said to be open to selling Skriniar due to their financial owes.
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Spurs fans must take this rumour with a pinch of salt as it is difficult to imagine why Inter would have been willing to let Skriniar leave for around £25m.
However, it is worth noting that the Slovak has just two years left on his current contract with Inter and this summer could thus be the last window where the Nerrazuri can demand a sizable fee for him if he does not put pen to paper on a new deal.
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