Price set! Chelsea told £100 million will get Inter Milan deal done for Skriniar
There has been some reports which have claimed Inter Milan will not consider bids of less than £100m for Chelsea target Milan Skriniar.
Despite the incredible start to life under new boss Maurizio Sarri and his unbeaten start to the new season, it is widely expected that the Italian will delve into his transfer kitty during the January transfer window and bring in a few new players, with a new striker and defender top of his shopping list.
David Luiz and Antonio Rudiger have started the season impressively, but many in the media are just waiting for one of the duo to mess up and cost the Blues important points, as they have both proven in the past that they are too unreliable at the back to stick with through the course of a season.
And that has led to much speculation that Sarri is looking to bring in the likes of Skriniar, Toby Alderweireld, Alessio Romagnoli or Daniele Rugani in the next transfer window, with his defence the weakest area in the squad.
Skriniar has fast become one of the most dominant and imposing defenders in Serie A, with his ball-playing ability and leadership at the back more suited to the way Sarri likes to play the game.
However, if Chelsea seriously want to complete a deal for Skriniar in the coming windows, they will have to break the transfer record for a defender as Milan will not even open talks about a potential deal unless their £100 million valuation is met, according to the Sun website.
Milan are no fools and know the value of the impressive defender, so are hoping the high asking price will deter Chelsea, and any other chasing club from making a move in January or in next summers transfer window.
Should Chelsea pay £100 million for Skriniar? Here is what we think.
Chelsea are one of the most financially sound teams in world football and have the ability to splash the cash and pay a big fee to land a potential transfer target, but paying so much money for Skriniar would be a huge risk.
The lad is very talented and could turn into one of the best around, but right now he is only 23-years old and still developing in the game, so he is not worth the £100 million Milan are hoping to get in the coming transfer windows.
The Blues will have to negotiate the price down to around £60 million before it becomes a good bit of business for the club, otherwise it will just be a waste of money.