Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly working on a £45m deal to bring Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar to the club after manager Jose Mourinho identified the Slovakian as a target to bolster his defensive options.
Skriniar, 25, joined Inter Milan in 2017 from Sampdoria in a move which cost the Nerazzurri £30.6m as per TransferMarkt and has since gone onto establish himself as one of Europe’s best defenders.
The resolute centre-back has made 128 appearances for Inter Milan in a three-year spell which could now be coming to an end after it emerged that Mourinho could be considering making a summer swoop.
The report states that Spurs director Stephen Hitchen is working alongside Skriniar’s agent Frank Trimboli in order to present Inter Milan with an initial offer of around £45m.
It is understood that Inter Milan are demanding closer to £55m for the centre-back but it has also been suggested that Spurs have already prepared a bumper five-year deal worth £22m plus bonuses for the 25-year-old.