L’Équipe report today that Milan Škriniar’s transfer from Inter to Paris Saint-Germain is yet to be completed due to the Nerazzurri’s high asking price, despite the defender having already agreed terms with the Ligue 1 side.
The Serie A side are asking for a fee between €60m and €70m, which in the eyes of PSG’s sporting advisor Luis Campos is too excessive, even if the Slovak international is his priority defensive recruit.
Including a PSG player, notably Arnaud Kalimuendo, in the deal has been one of the solutions explored, but as of now negotiations between the two teams are stalling.
The club’s upper management have even begun looking into two other options for that same position, which remain unnamed.
In any case, the way in which talks are at a standstill for the 27-year-old centre-half as well as the likes of Renato Sanches and Gianluca Scamacca – all of whom PSG have an agreement in principle with – shows wary PSG are now of Financial Fair Play. One other example of this is in the signing of Hugo Ekitike from Reims, with the forward joining on a loan deal with a permanent clause to be triggered at the end of the season.