Inter have made selling defender Milan Skriniar before the end of the January transfer window their priority in order to avoid having to sell another big name player in addition to Denzel Dumfries.
This according to Italian news outlet Gazzetta.it, who report that the Nerazzurri would aim to bring in a fee of €15-20 million for the 27-year-old so that they do not find themselves having to sell one of Nicolo barella, Alessandro Bastoni, or Lautaro Martinez before the end of June.
Given that Skriniar’s current contract runs out at the end of June and the Slovakian has no intention of extending, Inter are very well aware of the likelihood that they could lose him on a free transfer next summer.
Another possibility for the Nerazzurri would be to sell the former Sampdoria defender during the current transfer window.
In doing so, the club would potentially be able to bring in a fee whilst they are still able to for a player whose market value is high even in spite of the fact that he is only under contract until the end of the season.
This would be important given the ambitious financial goals that Inter have, which remain bringing in a significant net transfer profit before the end of the current fiscal year at the end of this June.
Denzel Dumfries looks to be the player who the Nerazzurri are aiming to cash in on by that point, but if they do not get a fee for Skriniar, they would also risk having to sell one of Barella, Bastoni, or Martinez.