Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar has placed clubs around Europe on high alert, as the Inter Milan defender is rumoured to be available on a free transfer next summer.
The Slovakia international is still one of Serie A’s most formidable centre backs, and at 27 years old, he is in his prime.
He has made 223 appearances for Inter in all competitions and has a wealth of playing experience, both in the league and on the European stage.
Inter are reportedly working hard to secure a new contract for Skriniar, but he has so far refused all offers.
Considering such a situation, clubs around Europe now have started circling around him knowing that he’d be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with overseas clubs come January 1.
There have been interests from England too and these are three sides reportedly showing interest in him:
1] Manchester City
The Etihad giants are allegedly keeping an eye on the defender as Guardiola continues to hunt for ways to improve his defence.
City signed Manuel Akanji at the end of the recently ended summer transfer window, but they are open to acquiring another center-back.
Nathan Ake could leave the club next summer, and Skriniar could step in as his successor.
Despite signing Kalidou Koulibaly and Wesley Fofana as center-backs this summer, Chelsea is still looking for a new defender.
With Thiago Silva and Cesar Azpilicueta approaching their 30s, the Blues are anticipated to bring in a relatively youthful but experienced player, and Skriniar’s profile perfectly fits the description.
3] Tottenham Hotspur
Spurs, another London-based club that is keeping a close eye on the situation, is also thought to be interested in him.
Antonio Conte is gradually rebuilding the entire group and is anticipated to recruit additional first-team players in the next transfer windows.
Conte is familiar with Skriniar from his time at Inter, and he could exploit that link to bring the player to London next.