Inter, PSG wants Skriniar

The Parisian club is more determined than ever to bring the defender to Ligue 1. Leipzig’s Simakan was also among the options

Time is running out for PSG. The French club is in fact always looking for a central who can consolidate the defense, now lined up with three. Among the objectives, there was also Mohamed Simakan, but Leipzig no longer seems willing to deprive themselves, so few days before the end of the transfer market. Bad news for Inter so exposed to the onslaught of Parisians determined more than ever to take Skriniar away, who has always been the main goal of sports consultant Luis Campos. But farewell is not to be taken for granted. According to the team, in fact, it is up to Inter to decide whether to accept the last important increase for a player due in a year’s time.


In the meantime, however, the PSG would have decided to break through the 60 million threshold, according to what emerged yesterday from the Milanese front. Although in Paris, the penultimate offer of around 55 million was already considered a considerable effort, even compared to the Nerazzurri’s requests, which stood at around 70 million until last month. From yesterday, however, Inter would have raised the stakes again. For this reason, it is not certain that the Emir’s club will accept an upward match, and this morning the Equipe defines the last move as the definitive one: “The PSG – writes the newspaper – has sent an offer to Inter that does not what counts is to increase for a player who is about to expire. It is up to the Italian club to decide. In the meantime, PSG has opened other tracks, but it will not buy just for the sake of numbers “.


It is clear, however, that Galtier would like to complete the transfer market quickly, as explained today in the press conference prior to the trip to Lille on Sunday: “From the end of August until November 13, we will play every three days, so with Campos and the president we have identified clearly the players who can give us something more. But there is the reality of the market, the economic and commercial aspect, and we have many players still under contract, to be sold to reduce the squad. Then there is a gap between the economic and sporting side and we are in a hurry. The fact that these players do not arrive immediately, to integrate as soon as possible into the new environment and our game system, penalizes us on a sporting level “.


The defensive department, in fact, could also be considered of a good level, because behind the three owners (Ramos-Marquinhos-Kimpembe), Galtier can still count on Mukiele, just drawn from Leipzig for 12 million, and Diallo, who has yet to decide whether to yield or not to the advances of Milan. And then Campos is used to moving in parallel on different profiles. He had done it for example with Scamacca, at first considered a priority, then rejected due to the requests of Sassuolo considered too high. So the blue ended up in West Ham and in Paris Ekitike landed from Reims, on loan with the right of redemption for 36 million. So the same can happen for Skriniar. If the price remains prohibitive, the PSG can turn to other names. The problem is that the main alternative was Simakan which Leipzig no longer want to sell. Not even 40 million. The German club would no longer have time to find a replacement to match, especially after Klostermann’s injury. A slowdown that complicates the chessboard, even if, recalls the Equipe, Campos is on excellent terms with Leipzig and in the end the situation could unlock in Germany, and perhaps close in Italy with nothing. But the curtain on the market is only scheduled for September 1 at 11pm, in France.