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Several teams may take a crack at Inter Milan defender.

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Andrea Belotti (R) of Torino FC is challenged by Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale during the Serie A match between Torino FC and FC Internazionale at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on April 8, 2018 in Turin, Italy.
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Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar couldn’t be happier at the San Siro.

So, someone needs to explain to me why so many other teams think they have some kind of a realistic shot at signing him this summer.

The strongest connection so far has been Jose Mourinho and Manchester United.

Several media reports have Mourinho targeting the Slovakian international this summer as a way to bolster his defensive posture in the Premier League.

However, we have previously reported that the Nerazzurri have already offered a new contract to Skriniar that would pay him in the neighborhood of €2 million per season — making him one of the highest paid players on the team.

But, still managers like Mourinho think there is some kind of possibility out there that they could lure Skriniar away from Inter.

Now, Skriniar has been a mainstay on the Nerazzurri backline since joining last season from Sampdoria, playing in 44 games across all competitions last season. He also made 18 appearances for the Slovakian national team and shows no signs of letting his game slip.

He is about as all-around a defender as they come.

Udinese Calcio v FC Internazionale - Serie A
Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and FC Internazionale at Stadio Friuli on May 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy.
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He has been able to go up against some of the biggest strikers in the world and not change his composure. Gonzalo Higuain, Ciro Immobile, you name it and Skriniar has proven to be unfazed by the name.

I can certainly understand why managers would want a player like Skriniar on the pitch, but the fact that he has publicly stated he has no interest in leaving Inter Milan leaves my head shaking.

Manchester United has already reportedly submitted a nearly €60 million bid for Skriniar which has been rejected about as fast as it came through the fax machine.

To me, there is simply no way Skriniar leaves Inter Milan for the foreseeable future. He is simply too valuable on and off the pitch and because he has stated his loyalty to the club, management should toe the line and repay that loyalty in kind.

Look, it’s great that there are other teams interested in a player like Skriniar. It shows that Luciano Spalletti and the coaching staff is on the right track with him and his continued development will only benefit Inter.

Toss in Stefan De Vrij and Miranda and Inter has themselves a strong, competitive backline with the experience necessary to compete in the Champions League as well as for a Scudetto.

To managers like Mourinho … back off. It isn’t happening.

Of course, I could be wrong.


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