On July 20th, we relayed news from Italy that Tottenham Hotspur have identified Milan Škriniar and Bologna’s Takehiro Tomiyasu as alternatives to Cristian Romero.

Calciomercato have come up with a report focusing on the contract situation of the Inter Milan defender and his club teammate, Stefan de Vrij.

The duo’s current deal at the San Siro will run down in 2023 and their renewal is ‘frozen’ because the Serie A winners have other priorities in the market.

Regarding Škriniar, the website states the Nerazzurri must ‘start from scratch’, but the ‘strong will’ of the player to continue at the club is ‘repeated several times’.

Spurs’ interest is highlighted, thanks to the presence of his ‘great admirer’, Fabio Paratici.

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The north London club hovering over for the Slovak international ‘does not scare’ Simone Inzaghi’s side, mainly because of his desire to continue at Inter and the ‘fact that Spurs have activated’ other tracks, like the one leading to Romerto and Tomiyasu.

Therefore, Inter are of the belief Škriniar’s chances of leaving the club for Tottenham is ‘limited’.

Škriniar’s and De Vrij’s renewal cases are likelier to be addressed after the window closes or once the Italian champions’ priority in the market gets sorted out.