PSG Not Super Determined to Sign Inter Defender Late

PSG tried to get Milan Skriniar in January, but they didn’t exactly lay siege to do so. Their offer stopped well short of what Inter demanded. The defender will ultimately finish the season in Milan and try to leave on good terms.

According to Alfredo Pedullà, contrary to some reports, owner Nasser Al-Khelaifi wasn’t in Italy on deadline day to close the deal. In addition, director Luis Campos turned off his phone and was unreachable in the final few hours of the window.

PSG didn’t raise their previous €10M offer for Skriniar. Inter would have settled for €15M plus add-ons. The defender will earn €9M per year once he transfers to Paris, plus a €15M signing bonus. The Nerazzurri had refused a €50M bid in the summer. They hoped to be able to renew his contract afterward.

The Italian side were linked to a few options as they scrambled for a replacement. However, the only one that really had legs was Merih Demiral, the transfer market expert adds.

Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, when it became apparent he wouldn’t transfer right away, the Slovak explained the situation to his teammates, promising to give his best effort for the remainder of the campaign. Simone Inzaghi had called him up for the Coppa Italia tilt versus Atalanta, but he decided to sit out. He met with some representatives of the Curva, who then announced they wouldn’t oppose his decision and invited the rest of the fans not to boo him during home games. He’s expected to return in the XI versus Milan.

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