Milan Skriniar could leave Inter to join PSG before deadline day, but only if the Ligue 1 giants come close to the Nerazzurri’s requests. A quote by the defender to a Slovak outlet admitting to having already signed with the French side circulated Sunday, but its truthfulness was later disproven. Despite that, there’s little doubt he’s headed to the French capital.
According to Alfredo Pedullà, the Italian side wants €20M to sell him right away. The counterparty hasn’t offered that much yet, but they might raise their initial proposal. La Beneamata would like to decide one way or the other in the next 24 hours to have time to find a replacement.
Inter touched base for players already on their radar before the Skriniar saga escalated. Chelsea slammed the door for Trevor Chalobah, whom they pursued in the summer. They inquired about Merih Demiral, whom they have been keen on for a few years. Rodrigo Becao is also an option; they were already planning to go after him in the summer.
Our Take on Inter and Skriniar
It wouldn’t compensate for the technical blow, but if they get want they demand, then the fee is decent enough to let him go, if only to avoid a six-month tense farewell tour. Becao would be a safe choice, and Udinese could budge for a relatively low bid. Demiral has more upside, but he’s inconsistent and always a little banged up. He generally plays centrally, but he’s athletic and can switch to being a braccetto. Atalanta have depth, but are also an expensive boutique.
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