Inter Consider Contract Extension for Milan Skriniar After Rejecting Manchester United Bid

??Inter have rejected a bid from ?Manchester United for defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.

Skriniar joined the Nerazzurri from Sampdoria last summer for a fee around €20m and he was among their best performers as they finished in the top four to secure a return to the Champions League for the first time since 2011/12.

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The Slovakian appeared in every Serie A game for Inter, scoring four goals whilst spearheading the fourth-best defence in the league as the Nerazzurri achieved Champions League qualification. His performances have earned him a number of admirers who could be queuing up for his signature this summer.

?Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter have knocked back a bid from Manchester United for the Slovakian. The offer is rumoured to be in the region of €65m.

Even though that fee is more than three times what Inter paid for the 23-year-old, they are unwilling to sell and have made their stance clear to all interested parties. Skriniar is also keen to remain at the San Siro.

However, with Manchester City also keeping an eye on Skriniar, Inter may be tempted to push forward with talks on a contract extension for the 23-year-old centre-back.

A new deal would see Skriniar’s earnings rise to €2.2m and would extend the duration of his contract to five years, keeping him at the San Siro until 2023.

?The Independent reports that 80m might be enough to tempt Inter into selling but it is highly unlikely that United would be willing to pay that much.

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Barcelona have also shown an interest in signing Skriniar but Inter’s reluctance to sell is so absolute that they have not agreed to even discuss the matter with the Spanish champions.


Inter & Napoli Target Paris Saint-Germain Attacker as FFP Threat Looms Over French Champions

?Following UEFA’s investigations into the finances of Paris Saint-Germain, the French club may be forced to sell some of their players in order to raise the money required to appease Financial Fair Play. 

Italian outlet ?Mediaset Premium are reporting that PSG must raise €60m from player sales, and winger Angel Di Maria could be sold as a result. 

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Both ?Inter Milan and ?Napoli are interested in signing Di Maria, who has seen his role in Paris change as a result of the signings of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. 

Di Maria’s contract expires in 2019, and he has shown no intentions of renewing his deal, meaning PSG may have no choice but to sell the Argentine. 

New Napoli manager Carlo Ancelotti is reportedly keen on Di Maria, having previously worked with the winger at ?Real Madrid. Di Maria enjoyed arguably the greatest period of his playing career under Ancelotti at the Bernabeu, and could be keen to reunite with his former manager.

However, they face competition from Inter, who have long been interested in Di Maria. Mediaset Premium’s report claims that Inter are looking for an influential attacker, and were even close to signing Di Maria last summer.

Inter Milan’s director Piero Ausilio reportedly contacted PSG in May of this year, and promised to make an offer for Di Maria if his side qualified for the ?Champions League. Inter beat Lazio 3-2 in the final game of the season to qualify for the prestigious tournament.

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Di Maria made 45 appearances for PSG last season, scoring 21 goals and assisting a further 12. However, with the competition for places in their squad, Di Maria may look to leave the club in search for opportunities.


Bordeaux Willing to Let Arsenal, Spurs and Inter Target Leave This Summer on Certain Conditions

Bordeaux talisman Malcom is edging closer to a move away from Ligue 1 this summer as Italian giants Inter prepare a unique loan offer for the Brazilian winger, according to reports.

The 21-year-old has been attracting interest from across Europe this season for his standout performances in France, with the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham said to be keeping tabs on the former Corinthians forward.


But it now appears that Inter will win the race for his signature. Bordeaux had been firm with their stance over Malcom’s future, but Les Girondins are now believed to be more open to allowing the Brazil Under-23 international to leave the club.

A report from Gianluca Di Marzio outlines how Bordeaux could be willing to let Malcom leave on loan this summer, with a view to making the deal permanent next year.

But a permanent €40m switch could be set in stone if Inter qualify for the Champions League next season, while the Nerazzurri will only have an option – as opposed to an obligation – to sign Malcom on a full time basis if they miss out on European football.

Malcom only moved to Europe in January 2016 after a €5m fee was agreed between Bordeaux and Corinthians. The 21-year-old has gone on to make 96 appearances for the club, scoring 23 goals and claiming 16 assists.

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Last season Malcom enjoyed the most fruitful campaign of his career so far, scoring 12 goals in Ligue 1. And he will be hoping to take his game to another level once again next season, especially if a move to Inter gets over the line.


Inter Turn Attentions to Barcelona Star as Ideal Candidate to Fill Problem Position in Defence

??Inter’s ongoing search for a high-profile right back signing this summer took a twist at the end of last month when they failed to activate their €35m option to sign loan star ?Joao Cancelo on a permanent basis.

That clause for the Portuguese full back expired at the end of May, and a report from ?Gazzetta dello Sport (via ?Football Espana) claims that the San Siro giants have now turned their attentions to ?Aleix Vidal as an alternative.

Vidal is a versatile and athletic wide player who is able to play both at right back and on the right-hand side of midfield. Since moving to the Camp Nou from Sevilla in 2015, the Spaniard has served largely as a utility player for ?Barcelona.

Unable to truly stake his claim in the Catalan side’s first team, and now aged 28, the opportunity of more regular action in Milan could provide an attractive exit route for the Spaniard.

Inter finished fourth in Serie A under Luciano Spalletti last season, meaning they will feature in next season’s Champions League, and therefore the move would enable Vidal to continue to ply his trade at the highest level, both domestically and in Europe.

A move to a club of the Nerazzurri’s stature which can offer more likely chances of regular first-team selection could be an ideal next step for Vidal. The Spaniard featured only six times for more than 45 minutes last season with Barcelona.

Vidal is apparently seen as a more ‘affordable’ option for Inter than the likes of Cancelo in their right back pursuit, meaning that the move could be of great benefit for all parties.

It is said that the Milanese side are happy that Vidal’s style adequately replicates the qualities of Cancelo, and therefore are willing to press ahead with the move.

Inter are apparently hoping to strike an initial one-year loan deal, with the future option to buy for €10m, though Barca would supposedly want €15m in any such agreement.


PL Clubs Handed Boost in Pursuit of Inter Midfielder as Player’s Agent Claims Future Is Uncertain

?Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a boost in their pursuit of? Inter midfielder? Marcelo Brozovi?, after the player’s agent claimed that he is unsure whether the player will remain at the San Siro after the summer transfer window.

In an interview with Calcio Mercato, the Croatian international remained coy when questioned of the potential destination of his client, stating: 

Yes, I can confirm that several great clubs follow Marcelo and they are informed, but I can not name them, Marcelo considers Inter as a home of his own. He likes Milan and is preparing to play the Champions League, but whether or not he will remain dependent on Inter and the market”.

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tenacious box-to-box midfielder, Brozovi? could well be the spark of energy that Arsenal need to strengthen their midfield ahead of next season. The player is also rumoured to have a €50m release clause, which is likely to be of interest to a club known for their shrewd operation in the transfer market.

Brozovi? has spent four seasons with the San Siro sleeping giants, becoming an integral member of their side following his switch from Dinamo Zagreb in 2015. The tenacious midfielder is set to represent his country at the ?World Cup this summer, as Croatia take on Iceland, Argentina and Nigeria in what should be a fiercely fought group.

Arsenal missed out on qualifying for next season’s Champions League, following an underwhelming final campaign under the stewardship of Arsène Wenger. The lack of top level European competition could well put Brozovi? off joining the club, which would open the door to other potential suitors to chance their arm at luring in the midfielder with an offer.

However, new manager Unai Emery will be hopeful that he can attract new talents to the club with the promise of change, as Arsenal look to enter a bold new era under his watch. Gunners fans will be praying that their side can deliver the kind of clinical performances needed to challenge for the league title, after years of consistently coming up short.


In other news, reports have claimed that the ?Gunners have made a shock €20m offer for Chelsea forgotten man David Luiz. The Brazilian international publicly fell out with his manager Antonio Conte last season, causing him to be sidelined for much of the campaign. Arsenal are believed to be keen admirers of the 31-year-old, who is a fan’s favourite at Stamford Bridge.