Tottenham could reignite interest in Milan Skriniar in January as Jose Mourinho refuses to give up on Inter defender
Tottenham could reportedly reignite their pursuit of Inter defender Milan Skriniar in January – but only if the price is right.
The Slovakia international was Jose Mourinho’s top defensive target for the majority of the summer, but the two failed to agree on a fee and the deal ultimately fell through.
It is understood the Serie A club were demanding close to £50million, while Spurs chairman Daniel Levy was only willing to part with £30m for the 25-year-old.
However, according to The Athletic, Spurs may revisit a deal to sign the centre-back in January – either on loan or permanently.
Reports in Italy have claimed that Inter have made progress in their bid to find a replacement for Skriniar.
According tor Tuttosport, Inter chiefs are exploring the idea of a swap deal between Armando Izzo and Matias Vecino.
Vecino, the Uruguay international, is currently sidelined through injury but some way down Antonio Conte’s plans at the San Siro.
As such, Conte plans to offer him to Torino as part of a push to bring in Izzo, which could pave the way for Skriniar to move to Tottenham.
Mourinho is also tracking Swansea’s Joe Rodon, with the EFL deadline poised to close on Friday.
The Swansea man is valued at around £18m, but could Spurs could look to wait and instead sign Skriniar.