Chelsea stay interested in pursuing a deal for Milan Skriniar, and they could make an approach at the earliest potential chance. The 27-year-old centre-back is in the last year of his contract with Inter Milan, so a winter move cannot be ruled out, while he will be available as a free agent in the summer.
Slovakia international was at the centre of a transfer battle between many teams during the summer transfer window. PSG were the front-runners for most parts, as new director Luis Campos wanted to revamp the Parisians’ defensive options.
Other teams in the mix, including the Blues, were desperate to land a top-rated centre-back in the summer. After facing disappointment in the pursuits of de Ligt and Kounde, the London giants opted to bring Koulibaly and Fofana during the window.
While Thomas Tuchel has since left the Blues, new coach Graham Potter will be eager to add a few more names. With top-quality defenders few and far between in the market, the Blues may opt to return for some of their targets from the summer, including the Slovakian centre-back.
Skriniar did have a huge price tag hanging over his shoulders in the previous window, but that could be considerably slashed in winter. Milan is in the final year of his deal at San Siro, forcing the Nerazzurri to cash in during the winter or risk losing him for free when the campaign ends.