Manchester United told they must pay record-breaking transfer fee for long-term target

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Manchester United reportedly face paying as much as €100million or more for the transfer of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

The Slovakia international has become regarded as one of the very finest centre-backs in the game at the moment, and has been on the Red Devils’ radar for some time.

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The Manchester Evening News claim United were first interested in Skriniar in the summer, but abandoned their pursuit at that time as he would have cost them around £75m.

That report states Inter boss Luciano Spalletti has, however, now valued Skriniar at over €100m, meaning his value has risen to around £88m.

That would mean United breaking the world record transfer fee for a centre-back if they want to prise the 23-year-old away from the San Siro.

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Milan Skriniar would be an expensive signing for Manchester United

If MUFC weren’t prepared to pay £75m for him in the summer then they perhaps won’t be too happy to meet this kind of asking price either, though Skriniar is really showing himself to be a world class performer.

Virgil van Dijk is currently the most expensive CB in history after his £75m move from Southampton to Liverpool in January, as per BBC Sport.

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