The reliable football journalist Fabrizio Romano says Inter Milan are unlikely to sell Milan Skriniar to Tottenham before this evening’s transfer deadline.
Spurs have experienced a fruitful transfer window, bringing in Joe Hart, Matt Doherty, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Sergio Reguilon and, of course, Gareth Bale.
There has been talk of a centre-back also being a priority position for Jose Mourinho, but it looks like Tottenham’s business – at least in terms of incomings – is done until January.
Romano, who is always spot on when it comes to transfers, says Inter are not expecting another bid for Skriniar from Spurs. He does note that the ball is now in Tottenham’s court, but admits things are “very quiet right now” in that regard.
Inter won’t sell Milan Skriniar on last hours of #DeadlineDay and are not expecting another bid from Tottenham. It’s up to #THFC but very quiet right now. Inter are ready to keep him. ⚪️ #Spurs #transfers
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) October 5, 2020
It looks like Spurs simply made their move too late and weren’t able to negotiate an appropriate price for the Slovakian, who looks set to stay in Italy until the New Year at least.
Mourinho has plenty of options at centre-back, with the player many consider to be the best defender in the squad, Toby Alderweireld, only making the bench in recent games.