Ausilio: ‘Skriniar not for sale’

Inter director Piero Ausilio insists he told Tottenham that Milan Skriniar ‘is not on the transfer market’ and Chelsea won’t sell N’Golo Kante.

Skriniar is on the bench against Fiorentina this evening, despite Stefan de Vrij missing through a ban.

“I will not confirm any negotiations for Skriniar,” Ausilio told DAZN.

“There was a meeting with Tottenham, that is true, but we simply reiterated that Skriniar is not on the transfer market. We’ve already released Diego Godin from the defence and cannot think of losing Skriniar too.”

The director was also asked about reports of an approach for Chelsea midfielder Kante.

“He is an important player for Chelsea, plays regularly, and is therefore not on the transfer market. In fact, we have eight midfielders in the squad and will start the season with them.”

New signing Achraf Hakimi and Arturo Vidal are on the bench against Fiorentina this evening.

“The coach makes his decisions. We have many important players and they will all have an opportunity to contribute, especially with five substitutions allowed. The coach takes all of this into account.”

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