Inter defender Milan Skriniar is not expected to be named in the starting line-up for Tuesday’s Coppa Italia clash against Atalanta, as rumours of his exit intensify.

As reported in today’s newspaper edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport, Skriniar’s future is far from clear as he closes in on a switch to Paris Saint-Germain at the end of his contract in the summer, but the French club are keen to sign him in January.

Whether Skriniar is still at Inter by the time they face Atalanta remains to be seen, but with so much speculation over his future, it is thought that he will only be included on the bench, if at all.

Skriniar missed yesterday’s 2-1 win over Cremonese in Serie A after receiving a red card against Empoli last week, but could be left out of the team.

The Slovakian will be replaced by either Matteo Darmian or Danilo D’Ambrosio in the back three should he not be selected, with Stefan De Vrij also stepping in to take the place of Francesco Acerbi.

However, midfielder Nicolo Barella is set to return to Simone Inzaghi’s starting line-up after serving his own suspension against Cremonese, whilst Kristjan Asllani could replace one of Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Hakan Calhanoglu.

It is expected that Denzel Dumfries will retain his place at right wingback, whilst Robin Gosens will come into the team on the left, and Argentine forwards Lautaro Martinez and Joaquin Correa will lead the attack.