The Slovakian has found himself out of favour under Antonio Conte at Inter, which has led José Mourinho, not entirely happy with his defensive options, to ask his club to sign the centre-back.
It hasn’t quite gone to plan so far, with the Serie A side asking for somewhere around €60m for their player, a fee Daniel Levy is unable to match.
However, work has not stopped behind the scenes, and FC Inter News, normally well informed with what goes on at their club, explain a summit is taking place to try and sort Škriniar’s potential move to London.
They believe the intermediary on the case, Frank Trimboli, and Tottenham’s technical performance director, Steve Hitchen, are ‘working this afternoon on the first official offer to be presented to Inter’ for the player.
That being said, it’s explicitly stated ‘it’s unlikely the Londoners will be able to satisfy’ the Serie A club’s demands of €60m, even if Spurs ‘could go up to €45-50m to bring the player to the Premier League.
A five-year €5m/season + bonuses contract is waiting for him should an agreement between the two clubs materialise, but it’s a bit too early for that just yet, it seems.