By Pete O'Rourke

16th Sep, 2022 | 12:47pm

Sources: Real Madrid plan to sign Milan Skriniar after Tottenham offer tabled

Real Madrid are ready to beat Tottenham to the signing of Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, sources have told Football Insider.

The centre-back, 27, is in the final year of his contract and could leave for free at the end of the season if no new deal can be agreed with the Italian giants.

Inter rejected offers from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer for Skriniar, while Tottenham and Chelsea have also submitted offers for him in the previous window.

It is believed the London duo retain an interest in the Slovakia international, with Antonio Conte a huge admirer of him.

Real’s interest will be a concern for Tottenham and Chelsea.

The Spanish giants capitalised on the free agent market in the summer by signing Antonio Rudiger from Chelsea and they are now planning to set up a similar deal for Skriniar.

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Tottenham bolstered their defensive ranks in the summer with the loan signing of Clement Lenglet from Barcelona.

The club have the option to convert his deal into a permanent one next summer.

Conte worked closely with Skriniar when he was Inter boss.

The defender was a key part of the Inter side that won the Serie A title in the 2020-21 season as he started 31 of the 38 league games.

Skriniar has now played 223 games across all competitions for the Italian giants, scoring 11 goals and providing four assists.

He won the Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup last term.

In other news, Tottenham may have Marcus Edwards ‘regret’ after footage emerges.