Manchester City centre-back Aymeric Laporte’s injury setback has left Pep Guardiola with limited options in the heart of defence.
It won’t be a surprise if the Premier League winners decide to bring in a new central defender in the summer.
Calciomercato explains the English champions like Inter Milan star Milan Škriniar ‘a lot’. The Etihad club tried to sign the defender in the past, but their attempts didn’t yield any results.
Reports coming from England talk about the possibility of a swap deal involving the Slovakia international and João Cancelo.
It’s claimed Antonio Conte’s side like the right-back and they would welcome him at the San Siro. However, ‘there is no real exchange proposal’.
City paid €55-60m for the Portugal international (Danilo was included as part of the deal), but Inter value Cancelo much lower than what the English champions paid to sign him.
In addition to this, Inter would not accept a payment of €20-25m plus Cancelo for Škriniar as they value their defender ‘much more‘.
Even though there is no negotiation between two clubs, the assessment of valuations for Cancleo and Škriniar can be an obstacle for any potential swap deal.