Former Lazio and Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami has urged Inter to offload Milan Skriniar this month after he refused to sign a new contract with the club.

The Slovakian centre-back is on the verge of agreeing a move to Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent in the summer, after winding down his contract at Inter and deciding against the new terms proposed to him by the Nerazzurri.

In an interview with Italian television broadcaster DAZN, and as reported by L’, Behrami argued that Skriniar’s conduct in leaving Inter hanging without giving them an answer meant it was necessary to move him on as soon as possible, and that he could not continue as captain.

“If I were Inter I would consider selling him in January because cash is needed,” the ex-Switzerland international claimed.

“The season is already almost over and he can no longer be the captain. If he has decided to leave he must be sold, period.”

Skriniar joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017 and has made 241 appearances for the club, helping them to win the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia.

The 27-year-old serves as captain in the absence of Samir Handanovic, with the Slovenian goalkeeper losing his place in the team to Andre Onana.