REPORT: Tottenham Hotspur End Interest in Milan Skriniar

Tottenham Hotspur will not make another approach for Inter Milan centre back Milan Skriniar, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs originally bid €35 million for the defender, which was turned down by the Serie A club. Any interest from Spurs is now officially ‘off’ according to sources at the North London club.

Tottenham Hotspur Halt Interest in Milan Skriniar

No Deal for Tottenham

Despite showing interest last week in Skriniar, any interest has cooled after their initial bid was rejected.

Reports last week suggested that Inter wanted around €60 million for the Slovakian defender. However, Spurs would not budge from their opening offer of €35 million.

Initial reports assumed Spurs would make another bid on deadline day, but no developments have been made and confirmation that the North London club are no longer interested have stopped the transfer.

25-year-old Skriniar has already played in two of in Inter’s opening three Serie A games this season. The Slovakian has made 130 appearances for Inter since arriving at the club from MSK Zilina in 2017.

From Skriniar to Rudiger

Since this initial development, Spurs turned their attention to Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger. The German defender was seen as a back-up option if the Skriniar deal did not flourish.

Rudiger could still join Spurs during this window. Last week, a season long-loan was being considered by both clubs. But, this relied on Rudiger signing a new one-year contract extension at Chelsea before departing.

The Germany international has not played a single match for Chelsea this season. He was an unused substitute in the Blues’ opening day win over Brighton & Hove Albion, but he has not featured in the squad since.

Jose Mourinho seems keen to bolster his defensive options before the transfer window closes. Spurs have already played eight matches in all four of competitions they entered this season.

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