Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has insisted he is happy at the club and dismissed reports linking him with a transfer to Tottenham.
Spurs have long held an interest in the Slovakia international but have been unsuccessful in convincing him to move to North London (CalcioMercato).
Gazetta dello Sport reported last month that Spurs are again keen on capturing Skriniar to secure a reunion with former Inter boss Antonio Conte, who is thought to be targeting a new central defender this summer (Telegraph).
But while the rumours continue to swirl ahead of the opening of the transfer market, Skriniar has played down talk of a potential move to Tottenham by claiming he is happy with his contract at Inter, which is set to expire next summer.
When asked about Tottenham rumours, he said (FC Inter News): “I have a contract with Inter and I’m happy in Milan.
“These rumours, they come out every year or every six months. There is nothing. I’m satisfied in Milan.
“Last year, we were Italian champions. This year, we won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup. We still have something to fight for, so we have set goals. I think next season we will be competitive on all fronts.”
Meanwhile, Tottenham have already secured the services of Skriniar’s former teammate Ivan Perisic, who signed a two-year deal after joining the club on a free transfer.
Spurs have also made Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni a prime target to improve Conte’s back line, but it remains to be seen whether he can be prised out of Italy (Evening Standard).
Spurs Web Opinion
Skriniar seems to always come up as a transfer rumour for Tottenham but nothing ever really comes of them. Spurs are after defensive reinforcements and he could be one the club looks at given he will have one year left heading into next season, but the fact he is one of their key players will make a deal tricky.
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