Manchester United could be presented with a chance to sign Milan Skriniar this summer, with Inter Milan now open to a sale.
They are likely to face a fight from Manchester City for his signature, though, with Pep Guardiola’s side also thought to be keen.
Reports in Italy last week indicated that both Manchester clubs had identified the centre back as a target this summer, with both determined to improve their defences this summer.
That was picked up in England and covered by several newspapers before returning to Italy, with Tuttosport covering the situation today.
They refer to the reports in England, explaining that the Independent recently identified that both Manchester clubs could battle for his signature.
They add that the Sun reported Manchester City were long time admirers, although they considered him as a Plan B behind Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
It was the Sunday Mirror who then revealed Manchester United’s interest, revealing that they view Skriniar as the ‘ideal man’ to partner Harry Maguire and were ready to make a €60m bid.
Tuttosport then moves on to what they know and reveal that Inter Milan’s stance over their defender has changed dramatically this season.
Last year they considered him as ‘non-transferable’, so much so that they rejected ‘assaults’ from both England and Spain. They also valued him over €80m; a price few were willing to meet.
However, Skriniar’s performances have dropped off somewhat this season, shaking his previous ‘untouchability’.
That has see his price tag fall to €60m, and the club ‘could consider selling’ should such a bid come in for him.
That is because they have already identified potential replacements for him, namely Marash Kumbulla, Armando Izzo and Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen.
As such, should either Manchester United or Manchester City be willing to spend the cash, they may finally be able to get a player they’ve long coveted.