PSG Emissaries in Milan to Close Deal for Inter Defender Milan Skriniar

Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar is reportedly inching closer to swapping Serie A for Paris Saint-Germain. According to TUTTOmercatoWEB, Les Parisiens’ emissaries are on their way to Italy to close the deal for the Slovakia international.

Skriniar is high in demand after an impressive career at Inter. The 27-year-old has excelled at Giuseppe Meazza since arriving from Sampdoria in 2017. But with a year left to run on his current contract, he is close to departing the Nerazzurri

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have displayed their interest in the Slovakian star. However, the Parc des Princes will likely be his next destination after PSG stepped up their pursuit in the past few days.

It’s said that Skriniar has already agreed on a five-year contract worth £125,000-a-week in Paris. It’s now up to the French heavyweights to convince Inter to give the go-ahead. 

Simone Inzaghi’s men have already reconciled with losing their defensive stalwart. But they insist on their staggering demands to be met. Inter have set a £60m price tag on their in-demand asset. It saw PSG’s initial £50m bid turned down. 

Inter are required to sell players this summer amid financial woes. However, if they flog Slovak, Spurs-linked Alessandro Bastoni would be allowed to stay. Therefore, they are unwilling to budge on their valuation of Skriniar. 

PSG would not have problems matching the defender’s price tag. But aware of Skriniar’s contractual status at Inter, they are aiming to drive the price down. Paris’ hesitation could slow down negotiations. Yet, the deal should go through in the coming weeks.