The Red Devils fancy a wage battle with Ligue 1 champions for Inter Milan’s promising central defender.
Manchester United are in dire need of a quality defender. The Red Devils have already conceded the most goals in top 6 of the table so far. With the top 4 race reignited it seems United need some reinforcements to finish in top 4. It seems the Red Devils to battle with PSG to sign this Serie A star.
Manchester United will have to fight off Paris Saint-Germain if they are to sign Milan Skriniar, according to reports in Italy. United have been tipped to spend big on a top centre-back this month after experiencing plenty of defensive issues this season.
Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly is thought to be top of their wanted list thanks to his impressive form at the Stadio San Paolo. Napoli chief Aurelio De Laurentiis, though, has insisted he is unwilling to sell Koulibaly having already rejected a £95m bid. And it seems Manchester United might have turned their attention to Skriniar, who former manager Jose Mourinho was keen on. According to Italian outlet Tutto Mercato Web, Inter Milan could sacrifice Skriniar to free up a spot in their squad for Diego Godin.
And that comes as they struggle to convince the Slovakia international to put pen to paper on a new contract. Inter are apparently only willing to pay Skriniar £2.2m a year. Skrinar is demanding £3.6m (€4m). United are said to have “equalised” Inter’s salary offer to Skriniar in the past few days. Inter Milan are aware of interest from United and PSG in Skriniar, who cost them about £18m (€20m). And they would want the bidding to start at around £63m (€70m) if a war was to ensue over him. So the Red Devils and Paris Saint-Germain face a wait before scrapping it out to secure the defender’s services.
The Red Devils will be facing tough competititon from other clubs if they want to sign world class defenders. However, the like of Skrinar will sign only if the club has a good manager and offer Champions League. United are still unsure of who the next coach will be, also there are also far away from top 4 race.