Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a move for the Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar this summer.
According to a report from Il Messaggero, the Premier League club are monitoring the 27-year-old’s situation amid links with Paris Saint-Germain.
Apparently, the French giants are keen on signing the Slovakian international but they have currently put ‘brakes’ on the move.
Skriniar is reportedly valued at €65 million (£55.3m) and it remains to be seen whether Tottenham come forward with a concrete offer for the player in the coming weeks following the reported ‘check’.
Tottenham manager Antonio Conte knows all about the player having worked with him at Inter Milan and the 27-year-old could be an outstanding acquisition for the London club.
Despite the fact that Spurs have signed Clement Lenglet on loan from Barcelona, they could use a top-class central defender to partner Cristian Romero at the heart of their defence.
Skriniar is regarded as one of the best defenders in Italy right now and he would be an upgrade on Lenglet.
However, the asking price seems quite steep and it would be quite surprising if Tottenham decided to spend that kind of money on the Slovakian this summer.
The Londoners have been quite active during the summer transfer window and they might not be able to afford another big money signing without significant sales.
While Skriniar has the potential to transform Tottenham defensively, a move for the Slovakian might have to wait until next summer at the very least.