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Inter Milan ‘could sell Milan Skriniar in January amid Chelsea, Manchester United talk’

Inter Milan ‘could sell Milan Skriniar in January amid Chelsea, Manchester United talk’

Inter Milan would reportedly be willing to sell Milan Skriniar during the January transfer window if the centre-back fails to sign a new deal at San Siro before the end of the year.

The 27-year-old’s contract at San Siro is due to expire next June, and there has been a host of speculation surrounding his future over the last few weeks.

Paris Saint-Germain have been strongly linked with the Slovakia international, while both Chelsea and Manchester United are said to be keen to bring him to the Premier League.

A recent report claimed that the Red Devils could use Donny van de Beek as part of a swap deal for the defender, who has made 12 appearances in all competitions for Inter this term.

Milan Skriniar celebrates scoring for Slovakia against Poland at Euro 2020 on June 14, 2021© Reuters

Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta recently called Skriniar “a certainty” for the team when asked about the latest developments.

“It’s annoying to see how these things disrupt, I say that the players are professionals but at the same time they’re very young and they’re being put under this kind of pressure,” Marotta told reporters.

“It would be better to reduce the transfer window but this is an unusual season with the World Cup in the middle. Skriniar is a certainty for our team.”

However, according to Tuttosport, Inter would be willing to sell Skriniar during the January transfer window if it became clear that he would not be signing a new contract.

The report claims that an offer of between €20m (£17.6m) and €25m (£22m) would likely be considered by the Italian giants, who do not want to run the risk of losing him on a free transfer next June.

Inter are allegedly preparing to hold talks with Skriniar’s representatives this week, as the Serie A outfit attempt to convince the defender to commit his future to the club.

Milan Skriniar celebrates scoring for Slovakia in March 2021© Reuters

According to Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio, Inter are prepared to pay the Slovakian a salary that would make him one of the top earners at the club.

“The offer will be for around €6m-€6.5m (£5.3m-£5.7m) net per season,” said Di Marzio. “And if the player asks for what PSG (Paris Saint-Germain) offered him in the summer, it’s clear that no agreement can be found.”

Skriniar has been an ever-present for Inter this term despite the speculation surrounding his future, and he is again expected to be in the starting side against Barcelona in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The centre-back has made 227 appearances for Inter since arriving from Sampdoria in 2017, contributing 11 goals and four assists in the process.

Skriniar has also won silverware during his time at San Siro, lifting the Serie A trophy, Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup, while he helped the team reach the Europa League final in 2019-20.

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