Arsenal Set to Rival Barcelona and Man City for £62m-Rated Inter Defender Milan Skriniar

?Milan Skriniar is one of the hottest properties in Serie A at the moment, as the ?Slovakian defender is currently attracting the interest of some of the world’s elite including Barcelona, Manchester City and now Arsenal. 

The Gunners are in need of a central defender and have now been informed how much it would cost to prize Skriniar away from Inter. 

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????According to reports from Italy, Arsenal have been told they would need to pay as much as £62m for the defender. 

Skriniar, 23, joined the Nerazzurri this season from Sampdoria for £30m and is contracted to Inter until 2022. He has been tied down to a lengthy contract in the hope that it would deter any clubs from approaching the player. 


If paying such an extortionate fee wasn’t bad enough, Arsenal would be in competition with a range of European clubs for the defender’s signature. However, this isn’t the first time that Skriniar has been linked with a move away from ?Inter. 

A recent newspaper interview which was wrongly translated also left the Slovakian’s future in question, before he took to Instagram to quash the rumours (via Team Talk).


Skriniar had to deny claims that he fancied a move to Manchester United or Manchester City by pledging his allegiance to Inter. The 23-year-old claimed he was misquoted and took to social media to show his loyalty. 

“I never thought or said that I wanted to leave Inter,” the Slovakian wrote on Instagram. 

Nonetheless, Skriniar wouldn’t be available until the summer, when a host of Premier League clubs could be interested in the defender, giving Arsenal some fierce competition. 

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Picking the Best Potential Inter Milan Lineup to Face Genoa on Saturday

?Inter will be desperate to come away from Genoa with three points on Saturday as they chase a top three finish this term. That’s easier said than done though, considering Genoa came out victorious in this fixture at the tail end of last season.

I Rossoblu have also won back-to-back Serie A games, and are coming into this home clash full of confidence against Luciano Spalletti’s side.

Here’s the side Spalletti will likely deploy to get the win on Saturday:


  • Handanovic


?Inter’s ever present stopper will continue in goal this Saturday.


  • João Cancelo

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  • Škriniar


  • Ranocchia


  • D'Ambrosio


Milan Skriniar is finding his feet as a starter this term under the new coach, and his stock seems to be rising with every performance. His regular defensive partner Joao Miranda will ?be absent with abductor issues however, and will likely be replaced by Andrea Ranocchia.

The versatile left back Danilo D’Ambrosio will start in his natural position, while Joao Cancelo continues to ply his trade on the right.


Inter starlet Yann Karamoh scored a superb solo effort against Bologna last week – ending a two month winless run – and will likely be rewarded with a start against Genoa.

Yann Karamoh and Ivan Perisic will provide the width for the front men, despite the Croatian going through a turbulent period recently, failing to score in his last 11. 

Borja Valero will look to dictate from deep and break up play on the day, while Marcelo Brozovic occupies the free role behind the two forwards and looks to bag his fifth league assist of this term.


  • Icardi


Marco Icardi will return to the squad if deemed fit by Spalletti, and his goals have been sorely missed in recently. Sitting miles atop the scoring list at Inter on 18 league goals, with Perisic closest behind on seven. The Argentine will be hoping to fire his side to victory this weekend.


Reports Claim Man Utd May Need to Spend £135m to Sign Inter Ace as Agent Eyes Contract Extension

Manchester United will need to spend at least £135m to sign the Argentine ace in the summer, as his agent is reportedly seeking a new contract that would wipe out? his current £80m release clause.

As reported by the Sun, Icardi’s wife and agent Wanda Nara is looking to secure a contract extension for her client, but is unwilling to completely scrap the release clause in his contract – instead suggesting a higher fee of £135m. Inter are desperate not to lose their talismanic striker for £80m, and may well agree to the deal if it ensures they don’t lose Icardi for the lower fee.


Meanwhile, ?Talksport have reported that Nara is looking to seal her husband a £6.5m per-year contract – more than double his existing wage – and would even be willing to exclude the desired £135m release clause if the salary could be upped to around £7m per-year. It is still unclear what option Inter will take, and Icardi’s future still hangs very much in the balance.

In today’s inflated global football transfer market, £80m for a striker of Icardi’s quality is arguably not an extortionate price to pay. The 24-year-old is yet to play Champions League football in his career, and a move away from Inter is becoming increasingly likely as the ex-Sampdoria man looks to pursue his aims of winning some major silverware.

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Meanwhile,? Inter striker Gabigol has lashed out at his club for not giving him a chance to shine at the San Siro – after making a goalscoring return for Santos after securing a loan switch back to his boyhood club. The 21-year-old saw his career stall after moving to the Serie A side, and a dismal loan spell with Benfica saw him shipped off to Brazil in the January transfer window.

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Inter Defender Škriniar Claims Recent Stories of Him Wanting Out Were Born Out of a Mistranslation

?Inter defender Milan Škriniar has set the record straight about the recent stories linking him with a move away from the club, claiming he is happy at San Siro and that he was simply mistranslated.

The Slovakian international is hot property after shining for the Nerazzurri this season following his summer move from Sampdoria, and he had been reported to have been discussing a ‘breathtaking offer’ from an unnamed European club, but that he didn’t want to rot on the substitutes’ bench.

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The player has now spoken out about about the story, insisting it is false. He said, as quoted by ?Forza Italian Football: “I never thought or said that I wanted to leave. It is an honour for me to be here! I don’t know who translated the words from Slovakian, but they didn’t do it very well.”

The breathtaking offer in question is ?rumoured to have been €65m, meaning the 23-year-old’s market valued has soared to over double what Inter paid Sampdoria for his services.

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He has made 26 appearances for the third-placed side this season and scored three goals, but has gained plaudits for his maturity and composure in defence.

Škriniar has been consistent, and had helped the club into a fantastic position at the top of the table with Napoli and Juventus, before they fell away over the past couple of months.

He is under contract until 2022 with the club, meaning it could take a huge offer to prize him away from San Siro.

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6 Serie A Clubs in Battle to Sign ‘New Pirlo’ Sandro Tonali From Serie B Side Brescia

?A host of Serie A clubs have enquired about 17-year-old Sandro Tonali, according to the player’s agent. 

Tonali, who currently plays in a defensive midfield role for Serie B side Brescia, has been tipped for big things in the game, and has even been referred to as the ‘new Pirlo’. 

Speaking to ?, the midfielder’s agent, Roberto La Florio, has claimed that six clubs from Serie A, including Juventus and Inter, have been in touch about the player, but has played down the talk of a move. 

“Juventus, Inter, Genoa, Sassuolo, Bologna and Palermo have all asked informations [sic] on him.

“We are talking about a lad that was born in 2000 who is currently playing as a starter with Brescia in the Serie B. He is very happy and relaxed at the moment as he doesn’t feel the pressure.”

Tonali has so far only made four appearances for the Italian club in Serie B, but the teenager has played the full 90 minutes in the club’s last three outings, as the club try to stay clear of the second tier’s relegation places. 

La Florio has also resisted comparisons between the young player and Italian legend Andrea Pirlo.

“You should not exasperate this situation, he must not grow up with the obsession of being the ‘new Pirlo’: he is Sandro Tonali.” He said when questioned about the similarities. 

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Caparisons between Tonali and Pirlo came because Pirlo started his career at the club Tonali is currently plying his trade – Brescia. The recently retired 38-year-old made 59 appearances for the Northern Italian club in both Serie B and Serie A, between the years of 1996-2001.  

The teenager will get his next chance to impress suitors when Brescia face Ternana in Serie B on Sunday. 

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