Inter defender Milan Skriniar had already informed his teammates of his decision to leave to join Paris Saint-Germain last week, before the club decided to do so formally.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 27-year-old’s decision to clear the air in the dressing room preceded the club’s by a few days.

The Nerazzurri directors made the decision to communicate to the entire team that Skriniar intends to leave for PSG in the hours before the team’s Serie A clash with Cremonese on Saturday.

This was only the latest marker in the sand to confirm that the Slovakian’s departure from the Nerazzurri is a matter of “if” rather than “when”.

There is no longer uncertainty within the club, among the squad, or among fans as Inter have fully given up on trying to keep a player who has reportedly already agreed terms with PSG.

The club made the decision to confirm things with the squad over the weekend, but according to the Gazzetta, Skriniar had been telling his teammates about his intentions in the last week already.

The newspaper reports that the Nerazzurri had even made a last-ditch attempt to convince the former Sampdoria defender to stay by raising their offer of a new deal to €7 million net per season.

However, Skriniar’s mind looks to have been made up for some time, and now all parties have fully accepted a situation that in truth has been set in stone for some weeks.