Manchester City are interested in Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar, according to reports coming out of Italy at the weekend.
The Slovakian international is said to be valued at €100m (£85.6m) by the Nerazzurri, who are reluctant to let the defender leave.
Fans on Twitter believe Skriniar’s valuation is far too high:
Not worth half that amount. City should look to the academy.
— Steve Huish (@HuishDesign) 24 March 2019
— S (@TheBatsman23) 24 March 2019
Why we need him
— Moha (@MohaAbdihamiid) 24 March 2019
Early April fool’s joke
— NatureBoy🇧🇼 (@taalukdaranik) 24 March 2019
— brian muriithi (@brianmuriithi6) 24 March 2019
— SIMON O’BRIEN (@sizzler_nizz) 24 March 2019
How many world class def city need?
Stones, ota, laporte already starters, so whr gonna skriniar play?
— #Satyannasi (@Suva009) 24 March 2019
Not happening, not even for half the price.
City won’t sign a CB until Kompany retires.
— Luigi Riva 🇳🇬🇬🇧🇮🇹 (@tunde_vorm) 24 March 2019
— 🏴 (@sterlingctid) 24 March 2019
With captain Vincent Kompany now 32 and Nicolas Otamendi also 31, a move for a younger replacement could be on the cards.
Skriniar is seen as one of the best centre-backs in Italy, and would certainly fit the bill at 24 years of age.
The defender has also been heavily linked with Manchester United in recent months but their priority is believed to be Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
Whether Skriniar would be a top target for City in the summer, though, it doesn’t seem likely. Moves for another midfielder and a left back would be higher up the agenda for manager Pep Guardiola.