Milan Skriniar left Sampdoria and made a switch to Inter Milan in 2017.

The centre-back has impressed since making a switch to the San Siro and has drawn attention from top clubs across Europe, including a few from England.

In 2018, we have carried several reports discussing interest from Manchester United and Manchester City, but no deal took shape and the Slovakia international continued with the Serie A outfit.

The 24-year-old is represented by Star & Friends and one of their partners, Mithat Halis, gave an interview to Spanish newspaper AS, in which he revealed that Pep Guardiola’s side wanted their client last January.

“Inter paid Sampdoria €28m for Skriniar and six months later, Manchester City came in with an offer of €55m,” he said.

In the same window, the Premier League winners landed Aymeric Laporte as the Frenchman arrived at the Etihad from Athletic Club Bilbao. He’s been a regular figure in City’s defence this season.

Skriniar still has three years left on his contract with the Nerrazzurri and is already attracting interest from the two big clubs in Spain. Halis stressed potential suitors will have to spend big to take his client away from Inter.

“Real Madrid wants to sign him, also Barcelona; anyone who can convince Inter will sign him this summer,” Halis stressed.

“Skriniar has a professional attitude. If Real Madrid wants to sign him, they can, but there are many agents like cannibals, who try to take the players to the teams that they want.

“Now his value seems around €100m. The possible transfer seems quite complicated because of the interference of the cannibalistic intermediaries.”

Halis is also unhappy with super-agent Mino Raiola’s approach to take Skriniar away from his agency.

“Mino Raiola, representative of Ibrahimovic or Pogba, tries to do it. He works to confuse Skriniar, but he is a player that belongs to our company. We have a contract with him,” the agent concluded.