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‘Paratici always loved the player’: Romano drops claim on Tottenham’s Milan Skriniar pursuit

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Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Tottenham Hotspur’s pursuit of Inter Milan ace Milan Skriniar when speaking on Matt Hayes’ YouTube channel.

Calciomercato recently claimed that the Inter centre-back is a key target for Spurs boss Nuno Espirito Santo this summer.

Tottenham’s director of football Fabio Paratici is also particularly keen on the 26-year-old.

The 43-capped Slovakia international is one of the best centre-backs in world football.

And it seems as though Spurs are very keen to bring him to the Premier League.

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Tottenham are allegedly desperate to sign Milan Skriniar

Milan Skriniar update provided by Fabrizio Romano

The highly respected football journalist suggested that Paratici is desperate to bring the Inter ace to Tottenham.

However, he did claim that it will be very tricky to do that.

“About Skriniar, I am told that it is really, really difficult. Paratici always loved the player since he was at another club here in Italy, Sampdoria, before joining Inter, and Paratici has always been looking at this player. Tottenham, you know, last summer also wanted him and were trying to sign him. So he has always been on the radar, but I am told that it will be really, really difficult because Inter are not accepting €40 or €45 million (£34.52-£38.83m). They were negotiating around €50 million (£43.15m) as price-tag last summer, but now Skriker has different value because his season with Antonio Conte was fantastic.”

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Inter Milan ace Skriniar

The Slovakian is on around £97k-a-week according to Salary Sport. He obviously has a very nice life in Milan.

Tottenham will have their work cut out to sign him. Especially with Inter allegedly demanding more than £43 million for his services.

However, Spurs are still an attractive proposition for potential new signings.

And if Daniel Levy backs Nuno this summer, there is no reason why Skriniar won’t end up playing for Spurs next season.

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