Tottenham are reportedly in talks to sign Milan Skriniar but are not ready to accept Inter Milan’s £55m valuation.
According to SunSport, the Slovakian defender is keen on a move to the Premier League, and would be interested in linking up with Tottenham.
But Inter are demanding a hefty fee for one of their prize assets, money which Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is not prepared to pay.
Spurs would be willing to fork-out between £25m and £30m for the 25-year-old, with discussions set to continue through the weekend.
It is understood Skriniar’s agent is in Milan, and is holding talks with Inter over the centre-back’s future and plans to move away.
The Nerazzurri could use the cash made from him to launch an assault for Manchester United outcast Chris Smalling.
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Inter are also keeping tabs on Blues duo Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer.
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