Paris Saint-Germain have failed in their attempt to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in the January transfer window, reports Gianluca Di Marzio.
PSG had earlier agreed a pre-contract with the Slovakian centre-back over a free transfer next summer.
However, Les Parisiens have been intensifying their efforts over the last few days to sign the 27-year-old in the January transfer window as Christophe Galtier wants defensive reinforcements now.
The talks with Nerazzurri have hit a standstill, with the Italian giants not budging away from their €20 million valuation.
PSG are unwilling to raise their offer, meaning that a transfer in January is off the table.
It is a massive blow for the Ligue 1 champions, who have earmarked Skriniar as the marquee defender who can help in their quest for the Champions League title.
With PSG’s focus solely on Skriniar throughout the transfer window, they have failed to identify potential alternatives. It also looks unlikely that the French champions will sign a new centre-back with only a day left in the window.
Inter have also been linked with several defenders, including Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Nikola Milenkovic, as potential replacements for Skriniar.
Skriniar’s presence will be a boost for Inter in their pursuit of the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and the Champions League this season.
PSG are reportedly working on a deal to sign Chelsea forward Hakim Ziyech on the deadline day of the January transfer window.
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