CBS journalist Ben Jacobs has now made a Tottenham Hotspur transfer claim involving Inter Milan star defender Milan Skriniar.
The Lowdown: Conte hunting centre-back…
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte, setting his sights on a left-footed central defensive star, has been linked to no shortage of options as club chief Fabio Paratici adopts his scattergun approach.
The Lilywhites have shortlisted many names, including Alessandro Bastoni, Josko Gvardiol, Pau Torres, Marc Guehi, Gleison Bremer, Stefan De Vrij and Clement Lenglet (GiveMeSport).
A real priority for Spurs, it appears their defender chase has taken another twist as Jacobs shares news on Skriniar.
The Latest: Jacobs makes Skriniar claim…
Skriniar is apparently ‘very much for sale’ and the Nerazzurri value him at around £69 million – but they could be forced to accept a lower bid if Dybala and Lukaku arrive.
The Slovakia international, according to Jacobs, apparently wants his future ‘resolved by early July’.
Who should Spurs sign next for Conte?
A star centre-back
The Verdict: Advance?
Depending on developments, more specifically if Inter lower the player’s £69m valuation, we believe Skrinair would be a brilliant addition for Conte.
Called a ‘monster‘ by Italian football writer Carlo Garaganese, the 27-year-old was a mainstay under Simone Inzaghi last season, playing the second-most Serie A minutes behind goalkeeper Samir Handanovic (WhoScored).
As Tottenham’s defender chase continues, this may well be one to keep an eye on.
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