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PSG blow for Chelsea and Spurs against Skriniar

Chelsea and Tottenham have been dealt a blow after Paris Saint-Germain launched an improved second offer for Milan Skriniar, according to reports.

Both Premier League sides are desperate for defensive reinforcements this summer.

Spurs have qualified for the Champions League after a three-year absence and will need to improve their squad depth to compete on all fronts.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have already lost Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen and are set to lose Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso before the start of the new season.

Both clubs have identified Skriniar, 27, as a target during his stellar five-year spell at Inter Milan.

However, PSG are currently leading the race after launching another bid for the in-demand Slovak international.

Inter are currently demanding around £68m for their star defender and are playing hardball as they face the prospect of losing fellow centre-back Alessandro Bastoni, potentially even to Chelsea or Spurs.

Two weeks ago, PSG reportedly launched a cheeky £43million bid – well short of the target.

However, with Skriniar out of contract at the end of the upcoming season, Inter could accept a fee in excess of £50m.

And multiple reports in Italy claim PSG have returned with an improved offer of £43m up front, with an additional £4.3m added.

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