Manchester United are set to enter the race to sign Inter Milan defender Milan Škriniar.
Inter have indicated that they are willing to let him go this summer, although they may have to compromise on his valuation of £52.5 million, with no club willing to pay more than £40 million for him in the current market.
Real Madrid and Barcelona are also monitoring his situation, but Manchester City, who were previously linked with a move for the Slovak, have decided to look elsewhere.
United are looking for a reliable partner for captain Harry Maguire and believe that Škriniar, who is renowned as a strong tackler and for his positional sense, has many of the attributes they are seeking.
Škriniar, who has been capped 31 times by his country, joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2017, and has gone on to play 118 times for the Nerazzurri in all competitions.
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