Date: 28th September 2018 at 11:23am
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Manchester United are reportedly preparing a £60m offer for Slovakia international defender Milan Škriniar, according to Calciomercato.

The Premier League side, who were knocked out of the EFL Cup in midweek by Championship club Derby County on penalties, have been linked with a swoop for the Inter Milan centre-back ahead of the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old, who has 19 international caps for his country, has made six appearances in all competitions so far this season, starting Inter’s last five Serie A fixtures in a row.

Škriniar, who only arrived at the San Siro last July after signing a five-year contract following his transfer from Sampdoria, has scored four goals in 46 games overall for the Italian giants.

Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min in action with Inter Milan’s Milan Škriniar (left).

Red Devils manager Jose Mourinho was insistent on signing a new centre-half in the summer, but failed to land any of his top transfer targets, which included Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) and Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur).

However, the report claims United are prepared to offer up to £60m for the Slovakian’s services during the forthcoming New Year market.

Though, Mourinho’s current fractious situation at Old Trafford this term, especially the saga revolving around the ‘Special One’ and midfielder Paul Pogba, could make any potential deal in January difficult as the club’s focus must turn to resolving the pair’s relationship, whilst contact with Škriniar’s representatives are becoming less frequent.

Written by Dan Church

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