Manchester City lining up ambitious January swoop for Serie A star

Date published: Sunday 8th September 2019 6:20 - Jonny Whitfield

Manchester City are lining up an ambitious approach for Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar in the January transfer window to solve their current defensive crisis, according to reports.

Pep Guardiola‘s side now have only one fit recognised centre-back in Nicolas Otamendi, after Aymeric Laporte joined John Stones on the sidelines following a knee injury.

Laporte is not expected to be back until after the New Year and, according to the Daily ExpressCity will make sure they have back-up in place by trying to sign Skriniar.

The 24-year-old is regarded as one of the most highly-rated centre-backs in the Serie A and the newspaper adds that Inter boss Antonio Conte will fight to keep hold of the player should any offers come their way.

However, the report adds that City, who have the financial power to splash out on new players in each transfer window, will test the Italian side’s resolve with a big-money bid.

The reigning champions’ next game sees them travel to Norwich City next Saturday.


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