Chelsea given green light to sign world class star – Boehly willing to pay target €8 million per year
The agent of Inter Milan defender and Chelsea transfer target Milan Skriniar has revealed that the player has rejected a new contract at the Italian club.
It was no secret that Chelsea were desperate to add a number of defenders to that back-line over the course of the summer transfer window – and were heavily linked with a move for Skriniar
Skriniar has made himself one of the very best defenders in the Italian game – but inter did not want to sell – and would only allow him to leave the club if their £85 million valuation was met – and it obviously was not.
However – with the January transfer window just a few days away from closing – The London based club is reportedly willing to offer €8 million per year in salary to lure the 27 year-old, who is out of contract at the end of the season, to Stamford Bridge
Now – Skriniar’s representative Roberto Sistici has said Inter put the offer of a new contract on the table in November, but the defender has rejected that deal – opening the door for the likes of PSG and Chelsea to try and get a deal done.
He said: “About a month later, before Christmas, I communicated to Inter the decision not to accept their offer, a choice reiterated at the beginning of January, before the Super Cup, when I also informed the managers [Giuseppe] Marotta and [Piero] Ausilio that we thought we were free to listen to offers from other clubs.
“Maybe it wasn’t mandatory communication, but for the player and myself it was the most correct way to proceed, knowing that seriousness and transparency are the best way to proceed for us. I repeat, we have never missed any appointment with Inter.”
He is proven at the very highest level of the game – is Champions League proven – is able to cope with the very best of attackers and is a real leader in that back-line
If Chelsea are able to get the player for a bargain – line many people believe – he would be an absolutely fantastic signing.