Inter have lined up Atalanta defender Merih Demiral as their main target to replace Milan Skriniar in defense should the Slovakian leave for Paris Saint-Germain for a number of reasons.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews, who report that the 24-year-old’s familiarity with playing in a back three as well as his unsettled situation in Bergamo make him a natural fit to replace Skriniar like-for-like.

Demiral has emerged as Inter’s top name to replace Skriniar with it still not certain whether the Slovakian will be wearing a Nerazzurri shirt or a PSG one tomorrow.

The fact that the Turk is not currently in favour under Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini means that he would be willing to leave Bergamo this month, whilst La Dea could listen to offers.

Meanwhile, Tuttosport notes, Demiral has shone in a back three at Atalanta, meaning that he would need no time to adjust to Simone Inzaghi’s playing system, a crucial consideration for a player coming in midseason.

Meanwhile, the newspaper highlights, the former Sassuolo defender has put in plenty of high-quality performances during his spell at Juventus, showing that he is not afraid of the big occasion.