Inter are set to prioritise contract negotiations with centre-back Milan Skriniar for fear of losing him this summer.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Slovakia international is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and the Nerazzurri are fearful of clubs from abroad taking advantage with lower offers at the end of this season, with Antonio Conte’s Tottenham Hotspur particularly interested.
Inter would like to tie the former Sampdoria man down to a new deal running until 2027, but it will take a considerable financial effort to convince Skriniar to stay at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
It is reported that Skriniar is aware of his value and could easily find a more suitable agreement elsewhere, but a contract similar to that of Nicolo Barella, at €4.5 million per year plus bonuses, should be enough to convince him.
Directors Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio are determined to reach an agreement as soon as possible for fear of a sale in the summer, and negotiations are set to intensify around Easter.
Skriniar, for his part, is thought to be open to staying at Inter and this is considered the first step towards reaching a successful conclusion.