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PSG set to abandon the transfer deal for Milan Skriniar

Paris Saint Germain are considering pulling out of the pursuit of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, according to Le Parisien.

The Ligue 1 giants were understood to have an agreement in place over a free transfer this summer but are now having second thoughts due to his fitness issues.

The Slovakian defender has been nursing a back injury, which has kept him sidelined since February.

The setback was initially believed to be not too serious, but concerns have arisen over his long absence.

Skriniar appeared to be on the verge of joining PSG in January before Inter threw a spanner in the works and insisted that the defender was not for sale.

PSG made sure that the Slovakian didn’t fall into the hands of any other suitors and soon agreed a pre-contract with him. However, the transfer could collapse.

Skriniar has been seen as a major part of the Ligue 1 giants’ summer revamp following a dismal season, where they suffered a Champions League elimination in the last-16 at the hands of Bayern Munich.

Defensive reinforcements are required, with Sergio Ramos and Presnel Kimpembe facing uncertain futures.

Ramos is out of contract this summer and reports PSG are hesitant to hand him a new deal.

PSG have been forced to slash their wage bill drastically to comply with Financial Fair Play rules and Ramos could be released.

They are keeping tabs on Napoli’s centre-back Kim Min-jae, who has established himself as one of the best central defenders in Europe this season.

However, several other European clubs are monitoring his progress.

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