According to Calcio Mercato, Newcastle United are the best-placed and leading prospects to sign Inter Milan and Slovakia star defender Milan kriniar in the upcoming January window.
kriniar was one of the names most linked with a big-money move during the summer season, with PSG thought to be close to capturing the 27-year-old for a stunning £70 million, but the move never materialized, with Inter determined to keep their star defender.
The situation has now changed, however, with only six months remaining on the Slovakian’s contract and talks of an extension reportedly struggling to progress. Škriniar joined the Italian giants from fellow Serie A outfit, Sampdoria, back in 2017 and has since developed into one of the best in his position in the world, prompting interest from some of Europe’s elite.
However, according to the report, the Magpies are thought to be the most likely destination for the Slovakia captain, who would be available to approach directly and sign a pre-contract.
While competition will undoubtedly be fierce, with PSG expected to renew their interest and fellow Premier League top four contenders, Tottenham Hotspur, thought to be interested due to manager Antonio Conte working with Kriniar during Inter’s Scudetto-winning season in 2020/21, Newcastle is a sensible option for all parties.