Inter may attempt to get Milan Skriniar to sign a shorter-than-expected contract renewal in order to protect his value for a future sale, according to a report in the Italian media today.

As has been reported by Corriere della Sera, the Nerazzurri may try to renew the contract of the Slovakian defender by offering him a two-year deal with a healthy salary of €7 million. 

That way, he can still be sold in the following summer for a fee representing his real value if there is still interest from the likes of Paris Saint Germain or Real Madrid.

This tactic would mean that Inter can keep hold of their key player for at least the rest of the season and will not be forced to either lose him on a free in the summer or for a cut-price fee in the January transfer window which would be their last chance to get any money.