Inter Milan defender Milian Skriniar has poured cold water on speculation that he could leave the Nerazzurri in the near future. The Slovakian international says he is aware of rumours linking him with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United.
However, the centre-back insists he is happy to stay in Italy as he is currently getting the game time he wants:
“There is a lot written on the internet, so such information also finds its way to me, but I do not worry about it. The transfer window is now closed, the next opens in two and a half months.”
“Personally, I did not receive any specific offer, but there were clubs like Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona [written] in the media.”
“I feel good here, I have a very good relationship with the fans. I do not miss anything here and I play regularly – that’s crucial for me, that’s why I decided to take this step. I’m not planning to change [clubs].”
City have been linked with Skriniar in recent months as they look to strengthen the centre of defence. Manager Pep Guardiola has opted to play two holding midfielders in the backline in the last two games against Crystal Palace and Atalanta, and while it may have worked reasonably well, it isn’t a long term solution.
Going by the Slovakian’s remarks, though, it does appear unlikely that he’ll be looking to leave the San Siro. The Citizens are said to be considering a number of other targets ahead of the January transfer window.