Inter have been looking for replacements for defender Milan Skriniar for weeks, and their search has not only began in the past few days.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the Nerazzurri have been bracing for the 27-year-old’s exit for several weeks even as they’ve hoped that he could decide to extend his contract.

Inter have known that Skriniar doesn’t extend his contract for some weeks, although the club have been holding out hope that he could have a change of heart at least until events of the past couple weeks have essentially confirmed things.

The Nerazzurri have not wanted to be caught unprepared if the Slovakian is to be on his way as early as this month.

The likes of Lille defender Tiago Djalo and Udinese’s Rodrigo Becao have in fact been sounded out as possible replacements for the past few weeks, according to the Corriere.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof and Tottenham Hotspur’s Japhet Tanganga are two players who have come onto the Nerazzurri’s radar from the Premier League, the Corriere reports.