Report reveals ‘big new development’ in Spurs pursuit of Milan Skriniar

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Milan Skriniar
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Tottenham added fuel to the Milan Skriniar fire this week when chief scout Steve Hitchen was spotted in Italy for talks with Inter Milan over a possible deal (Sky Sports).

Alasdair Gold reported today that Spurs have already had multiple proposals shot down for the centre-back, including one that would see Juan Foyth move the other way.

Gold also added that, while Inter wanted a fee of around £45m, Spurs were only willing to pay £32m plus add-ons this summer.

Calcio Mercato also reported this week that there is a long way to go in the deal, but Inter Milan have identified Nikola Milenkovic as a possible replacement for Skriniar.

Football Insider have now published a ‘big new development’ in the talks, claiming that Milan are going to significantly drop their £55m price tag for Skriniar. Tottenham are said to believe that a deal below the £40m is possible.

The report added that their techniques will include offering senior players to move the other way, weighting some of the fee on performance-related add-ons, and paying in instalments. A loan-to-buy deal is allegedly of no interest to Inter Milan.

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