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.

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.



  1. Really couldn’t care less.
    Stick with what we have(at centre half); not perfect but pretty decent still.
    Develop Tanganga who has all the makings of a top player.

  2. Good if Spurs could get him but not a disaster if nothing happens. Back-up striker is the number one priority and they’ve got their man in Vinicius. Bale is an added big bonus

  3. Sanchez, did NOT learn (a prerequesite Surely) after Dier gave away the same penalty recently, you cannot go into the back of people, they will go down like a blanket.
    NO the two in question are not good enough for top four. FACT.
    Toby is good if we sit deep, but his pace is going.

  4. Anyone who thinks we don’t need central defenders is crazy. Sanchez has one good game in five and has no idea when the ball is in the air. Dier is hopeless at tracking and defending heading towards our own goal. Toby is still class, but pace is becoming a concern and Tanganga has potential, but is very much still in his learning phase. This has to be one of our best windows in a long time, but a centre back would put the icing on the cake, we need that strength in depth with the amount of games we hope to have this season.


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