Inter are increasingly optimistic that centre-back Milan Skriniar will sign a new contract with the club, with the two parties closing in on an agreement.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of Tuttosport, the Slovakia international is ready to commit his future to the Nerazzurri and reject the interest of French champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Skriniar’s current deal expires next June and he would be a free agent by the end of the season, but Inter are cautiously optimistic that an agreement can be met by the end of the calendar year, with the deal being described by the newspaper as a Christmas present.

Whilst Inter CEO Beppe Marotta had hoped to finalise the extension before tomorrow’s Serie A clash against Atalanta, this deadline has been extended due to the closeness of an agreement being met.

There is currently a €1 million difference between Skriniar’s demands, totalling €7m per season including bonuses, and Inter’s offer of €6m including bonuses.

Similarly, the former Sampdoria defender is still negotiating the length of the contract extension, although it is expected that it will run until 2027.

However, there has been no discussion over a minimum release clause or the captaincy of the club, and Skriniar’s determination to remain at Inter is thought to be a considerable factor in negotiations reaching their finals stages.