By 90Min
February 16, 2018

Milan Skriniar is one of the hottest properties in Serie A at the moment, as the Slovakian defender is currently attracting the interest of some of the world's elite including Barcelona, Manchester City and now Arsenal. 

The Gunners are in need of a central defender and have now been informed how much it would cost to prize Skriniar away from Inter. 

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According to reports from Italy, Arsenal have been told they would need to pay as much as £62m for the defender. 

Skriniar, 23, joined the Nerazzurri this season from Sampdoria for £30m and is contracted to Inter until 2022. He has been tied down to a lengthy contract in the hope that it would deter any clubs from approaching the player. 

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If paying such an extortionate fee wasn't bad enough, Arsenal would be in competition with a range of European clubs for the defender's signature. However, this isn't the first time that Skriniar has been linked with a move away from Inter

A recent newspaper interview which was wrongly translated also left the Slovakian's future in question, before he took to Instagram to quash the rumours (via Team Talk).

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Skriniar had to deny claims that he fancied a move to Manchester United or Manchester City by pledging his allegiance to Inter. The 23-year-old claimed he was misquoted and took to social media to show his loyalty. 

"I never thought or said that I wanted to leave Inter," the Slovakian wrote on Instagram. 

Nonetheless, Skriniar wouldn't be available until the summer, when a host of Premier League clubs could be interested in the defender, giving Arsenal some fierce competition. 

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