Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has denied Milan Skriniar is on the way to Tottenham, insisting the player is not on the market.

Skriniar has been heavily linked with a move to Spurs for several weeks, with it believed that Jose Mourinho is keen to add another centre back to his squad before the end of the window.

Inter were thought to be open to selling Skriniar, who has fallen out of favour under Antonio Conte and could bring in a large sum of cash that could be reinvested.

It was believed the two clubs were in negotiations about a move, although they were separate in their valuations, with Inter looking for €50m and Tottenham unwilling to go there.

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Talks to work out the difference were underway, but recent reports from Italy have indicated that the deal was pretty much dead in the water.

Ausilio has now added to that, making it clear that a move to Tottenham is not on the cards for his defender.

“We reiterated that Skriniar is not on the market and no offers have arrived in this sense, rather than reiterating that he will stay here I don’t know what to say,” Tuttomercatoweb report him saying when specifically asked if Skriniar ‘can go’ to Tottenham.

That should pretty much put an end to this rumour, which always seemed like it would take a tonne of work and effort from both clubs to come to fruition as it was.

Of course, things can always change in the dying days of the window but unless there’s a major effort from Tottenham, which is unlikely isn’t it, it’s probably time to move on.