Italian journalist Fabrizio Biasin believes that Atalanta defender Girogio Scalvini and Torino’s Perr Schuurs are two of Inter’s main targets to replace Milan Skriniar, but that they could prove difficult to sign.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Radio Nerazzurra, via L’Interista, the journalist noted that the effort to sign a high-quality replacement for the Slovakian could be hindered by the lack of funds in the budget to do so.

Should Skriniar leave at the end of the season as looks increasingly likely, Inter will have to bring in a defender to take the 27-year-old’s place in the squad.

Scalvini and Schuurs are two of the names who have been linked with the Nerazzurri as defensive targets in recent weeks, and in both cases they could have the quality to make the loss of a player of Skriniar’s quality less damaging.

However, as Biasin notes, the fact that the Nerazzurri are always facing financial restrictions could mean that actually making these signings could prove to be very tricky.

“As far as I know, they’ve already begun casting their net for possible replacements,” Biasin said.

“But first things first we have to consider the budget for a signing, which at the moment is… zero,” he noted. “This will make things very complicated.”

“I can say that they’re admirers of Schuurs at Torino, although he has a different role, more similar to de Vrij, and also that they’re keen on Atalanta’s Scalvini,” Biasin continued.

“But everyone is keen on him,” he said of the Atalanta defender, “I think we can expect a real bidding war for his signature among big European clubs.”