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Tottenham open talks over Man Utd transfer target Milan Skriniar but Inter want £55m for centre-back

TOTTENHAM have opened talks with Inter Milan over defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.

The Slovakian centre-back is a transfer target for Manchester United this summer.

But journalist Fabrizio Romano believes it is the North Londoners who are in negotiations.

However, the sticking point could be the price tag with Inter hoping to get as much as £55million for the 25-year-old.

Any suggestion Tanguy Ndombele may be used as part of a swap deal have been ruled out, though.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is keen to bolster his back-line this summer.

Jan Vertonghen left for Benfica at the end of last season leaving Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Juan Foyth as the main centre-backs.

And Skriniar fits the bill for the Special One.

He still has three years left to run on his current San Siro contract, meaning Inter do not need to sell the player they signed from Sampdoria in 2017.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer saw Skriniar as the perfect foil for Harry Maguire at the heart of United's defence.

But it is reckoned PSG are also in the hunt after letting Thiago Silva leave on a free transfer for Chelsea.

Spurs, though, look to be in pole position as things stand with discussions underway.

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