The Nerazzurri had been hoping to avoid selling a major first team player this summer, something they were forced to accept last year, and young talents like Andrea Pinamonti and Cesare Casadei both departed in a bid to retain the stars. Skriniar was one of the hottest topics entering the summer but PSG’s initial offer failed to convince Inter. Now, however, things could change.
Speaking in a press conference, Galtier discussed PSG’s need to pick up some new reinforcements quickly, with less than two weeks left in the summer transfer window.
“From the end of August until November 13, we’ll play every three days, so Campos, the president and I have clearly identified the players who can give us that something extra.
“But there is the reality of the transfer market, the economic and commercial aspect, and we have many players still under contract, who need to be sold to reduce the squad.
“Then there is a gap between the economic side and the sporting side, and we’re in a hurry. The fact that these players aren’t arriving immediately, to be integrated as soon as possible to the new environment and our system of play, penalises us in a sporting sense.”
L’Equipe reported today that PSG are seemingly ready to offer over €60m for Skriniar, something they were unwilling to do earlier this summer. Inter’s demands still sit at €70m, but the distance between the two clubs could be closed in the final weeks of the transfer window.