During the summer, both Manchester United and Manchester City wanted to strengthen the centre-back position.

The two clubs were chasing Harry Maguire, but it was the Red Devils who managed to beat Pep Guardiola’s side to sign the England international from Leicester City.

United and City were also linked with Milan Škriniar, and had been for some time, but speculation around the Slovakia international’s future was discouraged when he signed a new contract with Inter Milan. His current deal expires in 2023.

Multiple reports coming out of Italy suggested in September the Nerazzurri didn’t accept a Manchester City bid for the 24-year-old, who has been a key figure at San Siro.

Antonio Conte’s side face Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League this week and while speaking to Dortmund based newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten, Škriniar said he never received any offers in the summer.

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“I can read (laughs). There is a lot written on the internet, so such information also finds its way to me, but I do not worry about it,” the Inter player said.

“The transfer window is now closed, the next opens in two and a half months.

“Personally, I did not receive any specific offer, but there were clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona [written] in the media.”

Škriniar also insisted he has no plans to leave the Serie A side anytime soon.

“I feel good here, I have a very good relationship with the fans. I do not miss anything here and I play regularly – that’s crucial for me, that’s why I decided to take this step. I’m not planning to change [clubs],” he explained.