Even if Chelsea have entered the competition to sign him, the transfer rumour that Milan Skriniar would join Tottenham Hotspur won’t go away.
Chelsea is prepared to spend £68 million to capture the Inter Milan defender before the summer transfer market closes, according to Calciomercato this week.
Fabio Paratici, managing director of Tottenham, has been pursuing the Slovakian international for more than a year and is still doing so [Il Messagero].
While the Stamford Bridge club is also interested, according to Shaka Hislop, the Lilywhites are in a “pole position” because of their association with Italian coach Antonio Conte, who has experience working with the giants at San Siro.
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On YouTube, he stated for ESPN: “Skriniar has also recently been connected with Chelsea. Both teams, in my opinion, need to make this signing. Given their familiarity, Skriniar makes perfect sense for Antonio Conte and is presumably in the polls right now. But you can also see Chelsea’s motivation.
Tottenham Hotspur to acquires Milan Skriniar
Even though the North Londoners have had a successful transfer window, this further high-profile acquisition, this time of a defender, might push them over the top.
They already have Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona to bolster the center-back position, but adding Skriniar to the mix—especially with Cristian Romero expected to improve this season—could give Conte the depth he needs to succeed in the Premier League this year.
Although Tottenham isn’t anticipated to take the championship from Manchester City or Liverpool, they are already viewed as underdogs, and the addition of the rumoured Chelsea target to the team would further increase that perception.