Inter take Milan Skriniar off transfer market

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor

Following the delay in the negotiation for Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, Nerazzurri President Steven Zhang has withdrawn the Slovakian from the transfer market.

Paris Saint-Germain were reportedly itching towards signing the Skriniar to Parc des Princes but failure to meet Inter’s demands has allegedly truncated their effort.

According to Sky Sports Italia journalist, Di Marzio, before the match against Spezia where Inter thrashed them 3-0 at San Siro, Zhang will no longer listen to offers for the 27-year-old.

“Yesterday [Friday] Inter took Skriniar off the transfer market,” Di Marzio said,

“Zhang communicated it to the directors and Inzaghi. He can’t be touched by anyone and, on the contrary, there will soon be talk of a contract extension.

“Yesterday [Friday] PSG made a new bid which only increased the add-ons included. Inter not only refused it but also made clear that at the moment they won’t accept other offers,” he added.

Moreover, Zhang gave a timeline to sign Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi which may end up being Inter’s last transfer deal in the summer window.

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Di Marzio revealed that representatives of Nerazzuri met with Lazio on Friday to discuss a potential switch of Acerbi to San Siro. However, a loan deal with an option for a buy at the close of the season put forward.

“Yesterday [Friday] there was a meeting with Lazio, in which the teams both proved to be open to a loan deal with a purchase option,” Di Marzio said.

“I believe that between Monday and Tuesday it can be wrapped up, which should make Simone Inzaghi happy as he’s already worked with him before at the Biancocelesti,” he added.

Skriniar’s prospective move to Paris has undergone a different tone despite keen interest from PSG in the last couple of weeks.

However, with the insistence of coach Simone Inzaghi to keep the defender for the season, it has become clearer that Inter are not ready to part ways with the Slovakian just yet.

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