Alex Mott

Barcelona and Real Madrid join fight to sign Milan Škriniar

Real Madrid and Barcelona will battle it out this January to sign Milan Škriniar but the Inter defender won’t come cheap.

Škriniar has been a colossus for Antonio Conte’s side so far this season, building on his impressive first two years with the Nerazzurri.

The Slovakia international has been heavily linked with a move away from San Siro over the past 12 months, with Manchester United having had a €60m bid rejected over the summer.

But AS claim that Spain’s two biggest sides will join the fight to land Škriniar in January with both ear-marking the 24-year-old as their main defensive target.

Inter are thought to be willing to listen to offers for the centre-back but will only accept should they receive somewhere in the region of €120m – a fee that would be a record for a defender.