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Inter Milan are expecting Tottenham Hotspur to come in for Milan Skriniar in the January transfer, according to Fabrizio Romano on his ‘Here We Go’ podcast.

Tottenham were heavily linked with a move for Skriniar during the January transfer window, with Spurs transfer chief Steve Hitchin even pictured out in Italy discussing a deal.

However, Spurs were unable to meet Inter’s demands and the deal fell through.

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Inter do not think that Tottenham’s interest in Skriniar is over though, and they apparently expect Jose Mourinho’s side to make a repeat bid for the Slovakian in the new year.

“Inter expect Tottenham to come back for Milan Skriniar, but his €60m [£55m] value is non-negotiable according to Inter Milan.”

Whether Spurs will be more willing to pay that sort of fee for Skrniar if they perform well over the early part of the season remains to be seen.

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Tottenham have also been linked with signing Joe Rodon from Swansea City of late, and it would be a shock if they brought in two central defenders in the space of just a few months.

Skriniar’s arrival at Tottenham would unquestionably be an exciting moment for Mourinho’s side though.

The 25-year-old is regarded as one of the most solid centre-backs in Italy, and he would surely make Tottenham even harder to break down, if he was to sign.

Tottenham Hotspur’s summer signings

  1. Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg

    £15 million; Southampton

  2. Joe Hart


  3. Matt Doherty

    £13 million; Wolves

  4. Sergio Reguilon

    £25 million; Real Madrid

  5. Gareth Bale

    Loan; Real Madrid

  6. Carlos Vinicius

    Loan; Benfica

  7. Joe Rodon

    £12 million; Swansea

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