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Chelsea are interested in signing Inter Milan centre-back Martin Skriniar, according to reports in Italy.
The 22 year-old could be a replacement for the unsettled David Luiz, who has fallen out with Antonio Conte and has an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge.
Skriniar is enjoying a fine season in Serie A after joining Inter in the summer from Sampdoria. The Slovakian is also reportedly being scouted by Atletico Madrid and Barcelona.
Conte knows the Italian market like the back of the hand, and brought in Antonio Rudiger during the summer transfer window from Roma following John Terry’s departure.
The Blues have been unconvincing in defence this year, which is surprising given that they won the Premier League on the strength of their back four last season.
Skriniar has a five year contract at the San Siro, but if Inter don’t make the Champions League then they may have to sell him next summer.
Luciano Spalletti’s team have started the season well, but there are only three spots available in Serie A with lots of competition from the likes of Juventus, Napoli and Roma.
They paid €23million for the Slovakian defender in the summer, and would want a good return on their investment. He is currently rated at around €45million.
So far this season Skriniar has scored two goals in 12 appearances, including against former side Sampdoria back in April.
Could he be set for a January move to Stamford Bridge? Find out Chelsea’s Top 5 January Transfer Targets here.
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