Todd Boehly could soon be rushed into deciding whether Chelsea sign Milan Skriniar this summer amid growing interest from Paris Saint-German. The Inter Milan defender has been heavily linked with a move away from the San Siro this summer, with the Blues said to be among several clubs ready to step up to the plate.
However, the west Londoners reportedly face tough competition from the reigning Ligue 1 champions. The 27-year-old, who sees his contract in Italy expire next year, featured 35 times for Simone Inzaghi’s side in the Serie A this season, helping the Nerazzurri retain the second-best defensive record in the league.
Skriniar has become one of Europe’s most coveted centre-backs in recent years, and his impressive displays have, once again, rallied a wealth of interest in his services. According to the Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG have already submitted a €50million (£42.7m) bid for the defender, which was swiftly rejected
Chelsea, who are believed to be interested in challenging the French giants for the Slovakian’s signature, are yet to have tabled an official offer of their own. It’s believed that PSG have essentially tested the waters for Thomas Tuchel, with Inter revealing Skriniar’s asking price.
According to reports, the Italian giants initially demanded at least €70million (£59.8m) for the defender’s signature. However, La Gazzetta dello Sport have since outlined that due to Skriniar’s contract situation, his value will gradually diminish until January, when clubs will be eligible to engage in pre-contract talks.
And, Inter would now reportedly accept €60million (£51.7m) for the defender. Though, of course, with Chelsea and PSG locking horns, it’s likely that a bidding war will commence.