Paris Saint-Germain are pushing defender Milan Skriniar to delay extending his contract extension with Inter in the hopes that he will be available for them to sign on a free transfer next summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the Parisians have made clear to the 27-year-old that they want to sign him at the end of the season and are hoping that he does not decide to sign a new deal with the Nerazzurri.

PSG failed to sign Skriniar during the summer transfer window just gone as they were never able to sway Inter with the right offer at the right time, but far from losing their interest in signing the Slovakian, they have simply changed their strategy.

Skriniar’s current contract with the Nerazzurri runs until the end of June 2023, meaning that he will be available on a free transfer next summer if he does not sign a new deal.

Inter are working to avoid this eventuality by agreeing a new contract, but in the meantime PSG are pushing the defender to consider an alternative route which would see him make the move to the French capital without a transfer fee next summer.