Manchester City have long been linked with Milan Škriniar.

The Premier League winners tried to sign Inter Milan defender in the past, but the Nerazzurri were reluctant to let him leave.

In May 2019, the centre-back signed a new deal with the Serie A side and his contract at San Siro lasts until 2023.

Calciomercato explains ‘time has passed’, but the Etihad club’s interest in the 25-year-old ‘has not changed’ with it. The report states the attraction of playing under Pep Guardiola has reduced after City were handed a ban from European competition for two seasons.

Despite the ban, which is the subject of an appeal to CAS, the English champions are ready to return for Škriniar in the summer as Manchester City are planning to bolster their defence for next season.

It’s stated that Inter value their player at no less than €85m and the valuation is set high because they have no plans to let Škriniar leave.

Antonio Conte views him as a key part of his project at Inter and doesn’t want to let Škriniar go. The Slovak is also is happy at the club.

Therefore, Inter CEO Giuseppe Marotta is ready to ‘raise an insurmountable wall’, and this is applicable for Guardiola and City.