Date: 6th June 2020 at 7:25am
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According to recent reports, Inter have set an asking price for defender Milan Skriniar.

The report, which featured in the print edition of Tuttosport, before being relayed by Sempre Inter, states that Inter would be willing to sell the defender – who has previously been linked with a move to Manchester City – should they receive a bid of €80 million (£71.3 million).

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So far this season, the centre-back has featured 24 times for Inter in Serie A, averaging 1.2 tackles and 0.9 interceptions per game, as well as a rather disappointing WhoScored match rating of 6.66/10.

In addition to this, the 25-year-old has also struggled slightly in the Champions League, as over his six fixtures in the competition, he has averaged just a 6.74 match rating.

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€80 million (£71.3 million) certainly does seem quite a steep price for a defender who has had a relatively poor season, in addition to the fact that he is currently valued by Transfermarkt at just £43.2 million.

However, Pep Guardiola has previously stated that he would like to sign two centre-backs this summer, as John Stones’ future with the club remains uncertain, while no signing was made to replace the outgoing Vincent Kompany, who left the club for Anderlecht last summer.

City have arguably been made to pay for that particular decision, after suffering from a decimated backline through injuries this season and having to rely on the likes of Fernandinho to fill in at centre-back.

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As such, it would appear that City are set to be in the market to improve their defence over the summer, with Skriniar being a likely target for Guardiola’s side.