Milan Škriniar’s situation was a curious one in the months leading up to the transfer deadline. For a while it was made clear Inter Milan could sell the player, and at times a relatively low fee was suggested.

Antonio Conte hasn’t shown himself to be the defender’s biggest fan, and despite the player always seeming keen on an Inter stay, a sale was very much considered.

Then when clubs did come forward, such as Tottenham Hotspur, the situation seemed to change. The stance then was that Inter weren’t so keen and it’d take a big offer to make them part ways with Škriniar.

FCInterNews take a look at the situation and explain a late attempt from PSG failed. The French club wanted to pay a €2m loan fee, with an option to buy of €40m, plus a further €5m in easily achievable bonuses.

The deal was thought to be close in value to what Tottenham had put forward, and it’s stated that if that Spurs offer, and perhaps the one from PSG too, had arrived a ‘few days earlier’ then it would have been accepted by Inter.

At the time, there wasn’t enough opportunity for Conte to bring in a replacement, so the exit was blocked.