Paris Saint-Germain are weighing up a move to sign Inter centre-back Milan Skriniar this month, rather than wait for him to become a free agent in the summer.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of L’Equipe, the French club have been tracking the defender for some time, and despite Inter president Steven Zhang vetoing the sale of Skriniar last summer, his representatives have been in talks with PSG since September.

Skriniar’s contract at Inter expires in June and he is yet to sign new terms, and it is reported that both PSG director Luis Campos and president Nasser Al-Khelaifi have been involved in discussions to finalise a move for the defender.

Talks escalated during the 2022 World Cup, in November and December, and whilst Inter were growing increasingly optimistic that Skriniar would sign new terms, privately he had already committed his future to PSG.

Whilst it had been expected that Skriniar would see out his contract at Inter and complete his switch to Ligue 1 as a free agent in July, it is now reported that the French club are contemplating bringing their plans forward.

PSG would be willing to set aside €10-15 million this month to bring Skriniar in immediately, but this may impact upon their work to bring an attacking option in during the January transfer window.