Inter Milan sealed a 4-3 win over Fiorentina on Saturday, and Milan Škriniar was left out of the squad. 

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in the centre-back and before the kickoff against Fiorentina, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio confirmed talks with Spurs. 

“For Skriniar, there was a meeting with the Tottenham executives. We reiterated that he is not on the market, and we do not think we will let him leave,” Ausilio said.

According toCalciomercato, the possible explanation for the defender’s omission against Fiorentina is because he is actually available in the market. 

It’s claimed there’s ‘real negotiation’ between Spurs and the Serie A side, despite the denials from Inter. 

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The Serie A side doesn’t consider the centre-back as a ‘surplus’, and they will only consider selling him if there’s an important offer. 

Antonio Conte’s side are starting with a figure of €60m, but are ready to ‘go down to’ €50m plus bonuses. If they don’t receive an offer in this region, the 25-year-old will continue at San Siro.

Spurs asked €27m from Inter for Christian Eriksen in January, and therefore, the Italian side are now standing firm on their demands for the Slovakia international. 

Tottenham are evaluating with José Mourinho, more so after their plan B, Rúben Dias, agreed to join Manchester City. The north London club must decide whether to make an approach for Škriniar or look at other alternatives. 

Inter have set the conditions to sanction the player’s sale, and they ‘expect an offer’ from Mourinho’s side for Škriniar. 

For now, ‘it’s all in the hands of Spurs’.