Inter have no intention of allowing Milan Skriniar to depart for Paris Saint-Germain at a reduced cost this month, despite the likelihood of him joining on a free transfer in the summer.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Nerazzurri hold the belief that the centre-back has already agreed terms with PSG and will make the switch as a free agent when his Inter contract expires in June.
Skriniar has caused a great level of disappointment amongst senior figures at Inter, with a feeling that he never had any intention of signing a new contract at the club despite lengthy negotiations, and there is little hope of him signing the €6 million plus bonuses deal on offer.
The Nerazzurri were ready to make Skriniar captain and saw him as a long-term leader, and whilst they have not received any communication from PSG, expect the Slovakia international to depart for France.
Meanwhile, Inter have no intention of allowing Skriniar to make the switch in the current transfer window unless PSG meet their full asking price of €20m.
This is borne out of frustration at the manner of Skriniar’s departure, as well as the pressure of finding a replacement mid-season.
Nonetheless, the feeling within the club is that PSG’s terms proposed to the defender are based on him coming as a free agent, and they are not anticipating a sale in the January transfer window.