Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a £60m deal for Slovakia international defender Milan Škriniar, according to Calciomercato.
The Red Devils, who were knocked out of the EFL Cup in midweek by Championship side Derby County on penalties, have been linked with a shock move for Inter Milan centre-back ahead of the January transfer window.
Škriniar, has 19 international caps for his country and has made six appearances in all competitions so far this season, starting Inter’s last five Serie A fixtures in a row.
The 23-year-old joined Man United last year after signing a five-year contract following his move from Sampdoria, and he has netted four goals in 46 appearances overall for the Italian sides.
Man United boss Jose Mourinho was very keen on signing a new centre-half in the summer, but failed to sign any of his top transfer targets, which included likes of Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) and Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur).
However, the report also adds that the Red Devils are prepared to offer around £60m for his services during the forthcoming New Year market.
Though, Mourinho’s current fractious situation at Old Trafford this term, especially the saga revolving around the ‘Special One’ and midfielder Paul Pogba, could make any potential deal in January difficult as the club’s focus must turn to resolving the pair’s relationship, whilst contact with Škriniar’s representatives are becoming less frequent.