Antonio Conte admits Inter Milan could consider bids for Tottenham Hotspur target Milan Skriniar
The Slovakian continues to be linked with a move to North London. Despite bringing in five new players, Jose Mourinho is yet keen to bolster his options in defence.
Moreover, with the loss of Jan Verhtonghen, Spurs have found themselves short of numbers at the back. Although it can be argued that Eric Dier is an option, Toby Alderwiereld is not getting any younger.
Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio confirmed that the club have indeed held a meeting with Spurs regarding Skriniar. However, with us yet to get rid of Danny Rose and Juan Foyth, swap deals look to be the flavour of the moment.
While Ausilio went on to add that Skriniar is going nowhere, manager Antonio Conte’s words should give Spurs hope.
Speaking after the win against Fiorentina, Conte admitted that Inter could be forced to listen to offers for the defender owing to their financial situation.
“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.”
Skriniar was on Spurs radar for some time now. Earlier in the week, Tottenham’s Technical Director Steve Hitchen was in Milan to speak to the player’s agent about the club’s project.
According to reports Tottenham offered Juan Foyth in a player-plus-cash deal to Inter Milan. It was rejected by the Nerazzurri.
The Italian giants are however looking at replacements for the Slovakian. Manchester United star Chris Smalling has been linked with a move to the San Siro as a potential replacement.
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With just over a week left to go before the window closes, Spurs are running out of time. If Conte is to be believed, Inter’s lack of funds could work in our favour. Whether the club can work out a deal before the October 5 deadline remains to be seen.