Milan Skriniar snubs Chelsea, set to seal PSG transfer this week

Milan Skriniar-Inter Milan

Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar is heading to Paris Saint-Germain on a permanent transfer.

According to L’Equipe, the French Ligue 1 outfit have agreed on a €60 million deal to sign the Slovakian international. 

Initially, Inter were holding out for a fee of around €80 million, but they have scaled down their demands, and the transfer is now close to completion. The player is set to join up with his new teammates before their pre-season trip to Japan later this week. 

Skriniar has been one of the best defenders in the Italian league for a while now, and he should prove to be a quality addition for the French giants. 

PSG have struggled at the back, and the addition of Skriniar will add more depth and options to the side. 

They will be hoping to win the Champions League next season, and it will be interesting to see how they accommodate Marquinhos, Kimpembe and Skriniar in the starting lineup. 

The Slovakian was a target for Premier League giants Chelsea as well, and the Blues had submitted an offer for the player.

The report adds that the player was mulling on the offers from PSG and Chelsea in recent weeks, but he has now made his mind up and will be heading to France. 

Chelsea need defensive reinforcements after the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen. Cesar Azpilicueta has been linked with a move as well. 

The Blues are reportedly closing in on Kalidou Koulibaly now. 

It remains to be seen how Skriniar adapts to French football in the coming months now. He is at the peak of his career, and he has the potential to develop into a world-class player.