Inter are set to turn their attention to Lille defender Tiago Djalo as a replacement for Milan Skriniar after being priced out of a move for Atalanta’s Giorgio Scalvini.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri are already preparing for life after Skriniar, with the Slovakian closing in on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain when his contract expires in June.

Italy international Scalvini had been the preferred option for Inter but there is a fear that they will be unable to strike a deal with Atalanta for the 19-year-old.

La Dea rate their young defender highly and are unwilling to allow him to leave a cut-price fee, leaving Inter to turn elsewhere in their search for a new centre-back.

The Biscione are ready to make a move for Portuguese defender Djalo after a promising spell with Lille, having previously been on the books at AC Milan.

Inter have been tracking the 22-year-old for some time and were ready to consider signing him last summer had Skriniar been sold, particularly after they failed to sign Gleison Bremer from Torino.

Meanwhile, the Nerazzurri are considering whether to sell Skriniar to PSG this month rather than allow him to leave for free in the summer.

The cost of having to find a replacement mid-season is being weighed up against the €15-20 million that could be secured for him, which would prove useful in the transfer market.