Inter coach Simone Inzaghi will not strip defender Milan Skriniar of the captaincy, despite his refusal to sign a new contract with the club.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Slovakia international will retain the armband when club captain Samir Handanovic doesn’t play, even as his future appears set to be away from the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.

Skriniar is out of contract at the end of the season and believed to be on the verge of agreeing a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, with the move set to go through in July once finalised.

Despite being set for a departure, Skriniar’s status in the dressing room is not due to change, with Inzaghi wary of disrupting the harmony within the squad at such a delicate time in the season.

As such, Skriniar will continue to lead Inter out in the absence of Handanovic, who has lost his place as first choice goalkeeper to Andre Onana.