Man City 'set to target Inter defender Skriniar in £80m bid'

Manchester City ‘set to target Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar in £80m bid’ with Pep Guardiola desperate to solve defensive leaks

  • Manchester City have been exposed at the back in a rough league season 
  • Aymeric Laporte’s persistent injuries have left the Citizens weak in defence 
  • Pep Guardiola wants to solve the issue in summer with Milan Skriniar of Inter 
  • The Slovakian centre-back is rated across Europe and is set to cost £80m 

Manchester City are determined to bolster their defence in the summer, with the English champions targeting Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar.

Pep Guardiola’s side have struggled in the absence of Aymeric Laporte, with the Frenchman only starting seven games this season 

John Stones has struggled when he has filled in, and their defensive struggles have been a cause for Liverpool running away with the Premier League title. 

Manchester City are set to target Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar in the summer window 

The powerful centre-back would be an ideal signing to bolster City’s shaky defence 

With Guardiola determined to avoid a repeat in 2020/21, City are set to bid £80m for Skriniar when the transfer window opens, according to the Express. 

Skriniar is likely to also be a target of Real Madrid’s, and City could face opposition from others among Europe’s elite.

The 25-year-old has made 117 appearances for Inter and started all but one game in Serie A for Antonio Conte’s men. 

Pep Guardiola’s side have had a challenging season and watched Liverpool dominate 

With long-term injuries to Aymeric Laporte the English champions have struggle at the back

City are reportedly also considering move for Leicester City’s Caglar Soyuncu and Bournemouth’s Nathan Ake, but Skriniar’s world class reputation would put him at the top of their list. 

With the league title out of reach, City are now chasing the Champions League success Pep Guardiola was brought in to deliver – and resume their campaign against Real Madrid later this month.

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