Chelsea and PSG make January moves for Skriniar: The details
Inter defender Milan Skriniar has been of interest to several clubs over the summer and could be on the move soon, as plenty across Europe are still keeping tabs on his situation in Italy.
Skriniar had been the subject of massive interest from Paris Saint-Germain, who tried until the final hours of the window to make a move happen, but it never did.
PSG were keen to improve their defence but were unwilling to meet the high demands set by Inter, who believed Skriniar was worth close to €70 million.
Now, clubs will be back in for Skriniar and PSG will face competition from Chelsea for the signing of the Slovakian defender, who is still valued highly by many across Europe.
PSG to return for Skriniar
Skriniar is in the final season of his contract, which runs out in the summer of 2023, and he could be available in a cut-price deal in January as it’s Inter’s last chance to earn a fee for the player.
Inter planned to sell some star players in the summer, but failed to do so, and are expected to announce a loss of around €140 million in their accounts for the 2021-22 campaign.
This may force them to reconsider their stance and they need to make money through player sales – failing to do so over the summer has affected their long-term plans.
Discussions between #Inter and Milan Skriniar for his contract extension have completely stopped, pessimism continues to grow. PSG still want him and may offer €30M in January to sign him.— Inter Xtra (@Inter_Xtra) September 26, 2022
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PSG invested heavily in improving their midfield but weren’t able to do the same for their defensive line, something they were eager to do anyways.
Chelsea, meanwhile, spent big to get players like Wesley Fofana, Marc Cucurella and Kalidou Koulibaly, but are seemingly still adamant on wanting to improve their defence.
A deal for Skriniar represents great value, but Inter are trying to extend his deal, taking it to 2027, however, it will be quite difficult given their financial situation and need to sell players to raise funds.