Milan Škriniar has become a regular topic of discussion in the Italian media as the Inter Milan star continues to be linked with Manchester City.
The possibility of a swap deal involving the defender and João Cancelo was reportedly proposed, but this idea was dismissed by the Serie A side earlier this month.
According to Calciomercato, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio are looking at players who could leave the San Siro in the summer.
It’s claimed Diego Godín has his suitcase ready to leave, but there’s a ‘small possibility’ of the defender extending his stay with the Nerazzurri.
For Godín to continue at Inter, ‘much will depend on’ the exit operations involving Mauro Icardi, Radja Nainggolan, Ivan Perišić (three players out on loan) and more importantly, Lautaro Martínez.
Barcelona are keen on Martínez and if he leaves Inter, Škriniar will continue where he is. If not, the report states, Antonio Conte’s side could consider sacrificing Škriniar, provided they receive an offer of €80m.
City reportedly made an offer of €65m for Škriniar in the past, but it was turned down by Ausilio.
The report states Pep Guardiola ‘doesn’t give up’ on the centre-back and his side could return for him in the next transfer window, perhaps ‘adjusting the offer‘ or ‘inserting some elements’, which would please Inter during negotiations.
These are only suggestions as of now, but the website adds it must be ‘taken into consideration’.
There are lot of ‘ifs and buts’ for City to sign Škriniar and according to the report, the Premier League winners will have to wait to see how Inter’s exit operations develop.