Chelsea are willing to offer an €8 million-a-year deal to Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
As per Italian media outlet Calciomercato, Chelsea are prepared to pay €8 million in wages to Milan Skriniar to persuade him to join the club. Skriniar has long been a target for the west London giants, and this seems to be a good opportunity to negotiate a transfer for the defender.
The Slovakian international has been at the Serie A club since 2017 and has turned into one of the most sought-after central defenders across Europe.
Skriniar was in the thick of things when Inter lifted the Serie A title back in the 2020/21 campaign. But his contract will expire next season, and the Italian giants are very keen to keep the player at the club for a longer period.
The Inter Milan hierarchy is expected to sit down with the player’s representatives to chalk down the next move as soon as possible as the 27-year-old will be eligible to sign a pre-contract with any club in January.
Chelsea brought in Kalidou Koulibaly in the summer from Napoli. But the departure of Andreas Christensen to Barcelona left them light in the defensive department. With Thiago Silva approaching the twilight of his career, Chelsea are now ready to explore various opportunities in the transfer market, with Skriniar a viable target.
Inter are believed to be ready with an offer of €6 million to the player. But Chelsea’s reported proposal, worth €8 million per year, seems to be more lucrative. And the player is likely to take a call before the January transfer window opens.
Paris Saint-Germain are also an avid admirer of the player and will reopen talks with Inter. The French club reportedly had a verbal agreement this summer with the player’s entourage over a €9 million salary but Inter’s steep valuation put them off.
The Nerazzurri’s financial condition has improved a bit, but they are still in need of funds. That said, Skriniar remains a part of their long-term plan, and they might go to any extent to extend his association with the club. But Chelsea’s interest should keep the Serie A giants on their toes.