At that point, the club’s valuation prompted them to walk away from the deal, although Inter may be in a better (or, indeed, worse) financial position to play ball this time round.
With the need to raise cash through player sales instrumental in Antonio Conte’s decision to leave the Serie A champions, Inter know that they need to sell before they can buy.
The sale of Achraf Hakimi to PSG will have put a significant dent in the hole they currently inhabit, but they would surely be open to further business.
Failing a bid for Skriniar, Southampton’s domineering defender Jannik Vestergaard has been earmarked as something of a ‘Plan C’ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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