Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is reportedly eyeing a move for Inter Milan centre-back Milan Skriniar following the injury sustained by Aymeric Laporte.
The Frenchman has been ruled out for a considerable amount of time following a painful knee injury picked up during the recent 4-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion. With Vincent Kompany having left the club in the summer and a move for Harry Maguire failing to materialise, the only senior centre-backs at the club are now just John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi.
Now, according to Tuttosport, the reigning Premier League champions are preparing a move for Skriniar in January – even if Laporte has recovered from injury.
The Slovakian defender, 24, has been a revelation since arriving at the San Siro in 2017 from Serie A rivals Sampdoria. He has made an impressive 88 appearances for the club in all competitions in the two years since then, playing a key role as the Nerazzurri made their return to the UEFA Champions League.
Skriniar could well be in action for his country on Monday evening as Slovakia do battle with Hungary in UEFA Euro 2020 qualification action. He can be backed at a price of 25/1 with bookmakers Betfair to open the scoring with his first-ever international goal.