According to an update by Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Inter Milan are already preparing a replacement for star defender Milan Skriniar as Tottenham’s talks to sign the player advance, coming after reliable correspondent Alasdair Gold confirmed their interest.
Skriniar was a mainstay for ex-Premier League manager Antonio Conte last campaign, averaging 92% passing accuracy out from the back and proving himself a crucial player, and now Inter are reportedly on the look-out for defensive signings given how advanced Spurs’ negotiations have become.
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Indeed, as per the Italian journalist, Ozan Kabak is being considered as a player who can step into Skriniar’s shoes and provide that same degree of solidarity, with Tottenham hot on the Slovakian’s tail.
Gold confirmed that Spurs were in talks to sign him and now their interest is advancing judging by this latest update and the fact that Inter are already on the look out for stand-ins.
This could be music to the ears of Tottenham supporters, with the club eyeing two more acquisitions in a centre-back and striker before the looming October 5 deadline, and time is running out to complete any respective deals before the window eventually reopens.
It has also been reported by Italian media that Spurs are lining up a swoop for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik right after completing a deal for Skriniar.
As a gruelling and congested 2020/21 Premier League fixture calendar gets underway, manager Jose Mourinho will need all the help he can get if Champions League qualification for next season is on the agenda.
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