Paris Saint-Germain are determined to bring in Inter defender Milan Skriniar this month rather than in the summer, and the Nerazzurri have already begun identifying a replacement.
As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Ligue 1 club have reached an agreement with Skriniar for him to join when his Inter contract expires in June, but directors have made funds available for an immediate transfer to help coach Christophe Galtier.
PSG are ready to offer €10 million to buy Skriniar outright before the end of January, but Inter are demanding €20m due to the cost of signing a replacement for the Slovakia international.
Whilst there may be some scope for negotiation, PSG hold the upper hand due to already having an agreement in place with Skriniar, and it is unlikely that the fee will surpass €15m should he be sold.
However, it is reported that potential bonuses inserted into the transfer could unlock the deal and convince Inter to sell.
Should Skriniar leave, the Nerazzurri will focus their attention on Lille’s former AC Milan defender Tiago Djalo, whilst they are also keen on Manchester United’s Swedish international Victor Lindelof.