Report: Tottenham talks for Milan Skriniar progressing, as Inter Milan consider replacement

Tottenham are reportedly heading in the right direction in their attempt to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar.

Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio has claimed on his official website that Spurs are making progress in their discussions for the 25-year-old.

It is claimed that Serie A giants Inter are now looking at FC Schalke’s Ozan Kabak as a possible replacement in case they lose their defender this summer.

Sky Sports reported on Thursday that Spurs were in talks with Inter for Skriniar, but the Premier League side value him at half of his £55million price tag.

The report added that Jose Mourinho’s side will need to offload players to raise funds to help push through any transfer.

Skriniar is a high-profile centre-back that has been a key player for Inter in recent seasons and looks like he would be a great addition for Spurs, as he’s proven at a top level and is an authoritative defender.

The Slovakia international is a great ball-player that is excellent passing out from the back, plus he reads the game well and is strong in the air too.

Spurs have already enjoyed a brilliant transfer window so far, but signing Skriniar would be another huge step in the right direction and the speculation regarding the transfer sounds positive as progress is made.

They have made steps to improve their starting XI with new arrivals such as Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Gareth Bale, but many fans have been crying out for a new top-class centre-back to come through the door.

Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Eric Dier are three current Spurs men vying for two of the centre-back slots, but Inter’s classy defender would surely be a first pick for Mourinho.