Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte has admitted that his side could be forced to sell Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Skriniar this summer due to their financial situation, and Spurs have now made a move.
Antonio Conte to @SkySport: "Skriniar to Tottenham? He's part of our project here at Inter. But I don't know if an important bid will arrive in the coming days… it's possible that the club will consider it because of the financial situation". 🔵 #THFC #Inter #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 26, 2020
According to Italian journalist Niccolo Ceccarini, Tottenham have offered to sign the Slovakian centre-back on loan for the season, with an obligation to buy him for £37 million (€40 million).
— Niccolò Ceccarini (@NickCecca) September 27, 2020
Skriniar was dropped for Inter’s 4-3 win against Fiorentina last night, and while sporting director Piero Ausilio appeared to initially rule out an exit for him, Conte’s latest comments tell a different story and Spurs now fancy their chances of getting a deal done.
Tottenham want to strengthen their defence after shipping 47 league goals last term, and boss Jose Mourinho wants the 25-year-old.
The Portuguese had been keen to work with Skriniar while he was the manager of Manchester United, and the defender didn’t hide his admiration for the Spurs boss.
A move appears to be on the cards, but Inter could be looking to receive a part or all of the £37 million upfront before agreeing to a deal as they are in dire need of cash.