Inter are growing increasingly frustrating and disappointed with defender Milan Skriniar after he refused to commit to a new contract.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Slovakia international has not fully closed the door on staying with the club beyond the end of his contract in June, but there is no expectation at the Nerazzurri that he will sign new terms.
Inter have put a contract offer on the table to Skriniar but have not received a formal response, and they are no longer willing to arrange further meetings with his representatives to try to thrash out an agreement.
Skriniar is being closely tracked by Paris Saint-Germain, but the French club are not his only suitors, whilst his refusal to completely disregard Inter’s contract offer is being viewed as ensuring the Nerazzurri remain a back-up option should his desired move not come to fruition.
This has caused disappointment amongst the club’s senior management, with the sense that they are being treated as a Plan B.
Whilst PSG would be able to offer Skriniar considerably higher wages, his stalling is not believed to be financially motivated, particularly as Inter would be willing to offer €7 million per season.
Rather, it is felt that the former Sampdoria defender is looking for a new challenge and a greater guarantee of silverware instead of inhering the captain’s armband at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Skriniar would be available as a free agent in the summer, but Inter would be willing to cash in on him this month should a suitable offer arrive.