According to L’Équipe Paris Saint-Germain have renewed discussions with Inter Milan over defender Milan Škriniar – with Qatari club president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi now involved in negotiations, which are reportedly constructive with PSG confident in completing the deal before the transfer window closes.
There are few figures on the amount of PSG’s latest offer, but Inter Milan’s management are no longer so closed to selling the defender to PSG. In Paris, they have regained confidence. And the Italians are no longer privately hiding the fact that they may have to validate the deal by Thursday evening.
With more and more players leaving (Draxler to Benfica), PSG, if they manage to finalise Skriniar’s deal, could have a particularly lively finish to the window.
In his press conference before facing Toulouse on Wednesday evening, Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier spoke about the club’s move for Milan – and still believes it would be possible to bring the player to the club with only a few days until the transfer window closes, as transcribed by L’Équipe:
“I can’t tell you that it’s completely over. In a mercato, there are always surprises. Milan has been a target for a long time. The negotiations with Inter are very difficult. You have to respect their position. But with two days to go, anything is possible.”
The club’s long-running pursuit of Inter Milan man Milan Škriniar has stagnated for some weeks with Inter reportedly pulling the plug on talks after PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s intervention earlier this week. Inter have reiterated to PSG they won’t accept a €50m plus add-ons deal for Škriniar who is set to be offered a new contract in Italy. Paris also opened talks with Leipzig’s Mohamed Simakan (22) earlier this month but nothing came of the approach.