KEY POINTS

  • Tottenham reportedly falls short in the chase for Milan Skriniar
  • Skriniar is set to sign a new deal with Inter Milan
  • Nuno is facing the dilemma of losing some of his key players to injuries

Tottenham Hotspur just got dealt a big blow in their pursuit of Inter Milan's Milan Skriniar.

According to Calciomercato, the Slovakian is reportedly set to sign a new deal with I Nerazzurri, something that officially dashes any hope the Spurs had on him.

It puts an end to frequent links between Skriniar and Tottenham that have been in the air for some time now.

The last push for the Slovakian defender allegedly happened last summer. Tottenham made a £30 million ($41 million) offer for Skriniar’s services, but Inter Milan thumbed down the pitch.

However, it appears Skriniar was not really inclined to make the move to Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. He allegedly instructed his agent to work on and finalize a new deal with Inter Milan as mentioned in the same report.

Details on the said new deal for Skriniar have yet to be revealed. However, the contract is likely to be until 2025 with his wages likely to increase to about £66,000-a-week ($91,000 per week).

The Slovak footballer’s new contract will only be good for three years once his current one concludes.

Hence, all Tottenham can do now is look for other options. But with that likely to take some time, the best Nuno Espirito Santo can do is get the most out of his current bunch.

Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale Milan Skriniar of FC Internazionale Photo: Getty Images | Emmanuele Ciancaglini

Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier and Joe Rodon are still around and may want to make the most out of the latest setback in the Spurs' search for added depth.

But beyond that, Nuno is dealing with more problems on his end. Some players are out due to injuries. That list includes Son Heung-Min, Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn.