Antonio Conte ‘would be fine’ with Inter Milan signing Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, if Milan Škriniar ends up leaving the club this summer.
That’s according to FcInterNews, who state that Paris Saint-Germain recently make contact about signing the Slovakia international, with his agent Marcelo Simonian.
Should Škriniar leave the San Siro, then it’s clear the Serie A side will need to bring a replacement, and the Red Devils centre-back, who spent the last season on loan at AS Roma, is viewed as an option.
Roma have been trying to sign Smalling again in the ongoing window, but haven’t found an agreement with the Old Trafford club.
It’s claimed the 30-year-old is not included in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s plans, and for this reason, intermediaries are looking for a new club.
According to the report, intermediaries are trying to work out a swap deal that can ‘satisfy’ both Inter and United, by involving Smalling and Ivan Perišić.
The duo are valued at €15m and earn similar wages. United are in the market for a winger and FcInterNews are of the belief the exchange operation would help the two clubs ‘solve their problems, both technically and financially’.
It’s worth noting Inter would only consider a potential swap deal, involving Smalling and Perišić, if Škriniar leaves the Italian club this summer.