Top Mourinho target closing in on new contract in Italy

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Inter Milan have made significant progress in their contract extension talks with defender Milan Skriniar, according to a report.

The Manchester United target, is according to FcInterNews close to agreeing a new deal, with the Serie A club ready to reject all bids for the centre-back.

The Italian source claim “an agreement is imminent between club and player” for the 23-year-old, who they claim Inter rate in the  €80m to €100m price bracket.

United have been strongly linked with a move for the Slovakia international with Fabio Capello claiming Jose Mourinho told him he wanted to sign two defenders in the summer – one of which was Skriniar.

The report also claims Inter turned down €65m for Skriniar from Man City last January, while also rebuffing a €75m offer from Man Utd in the summer.

Now though Inter are believed to be closing in on a new deal with the source claiming the club have offered €2.7m a year net, plus bonuses, while the player’s agent wants €3.5m a year, with the parties likely to meet somewhere in the middle.

Skriniar, who has always stated his desire to stay with Inter, is under contract until 2022.

In June Skriniar told the Slovakian Football Association’s website: “I am happy and proud to have been linked with Manchester United, but I’m even happier that Inter has decided to refuse their offer and I am very happy to stay here.”  (translation via Calciomercato).