Even though Manchester City have just spent €65m to sign Aymeric Laporte from Athletic Club Bilbao last month, it doesn’t mean the rumours linking the club to a new defender will fade away.
As claimed by Calcio Mercato today, the arrival of the Frenchman will not have an impact on Pep Guardiola’s pursuit of another player for the position…. Milan Skriniar.
The website has a story on the situation of Inter Milan defenders today, and as they talk about the 22-year-old, they claim both Manchester City and Barcelona are threats to take him in the summer market.
Inter Milan, who paid €23m to take Snriniar from Sampdoria last summer, have already set a price for the negotiations to start.
The talks would only initiate at €60m, a price which could be bigger, especially because Barcelona would be ready to spend some serious money on a defender in the next transfer window.
Perhaps Manchester City are being used here to talk up the defender’s value, because Guardiola surely has other priorities than a €60m central defender.