Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has requested the club sign £70m-rated Inter Milan defender Milan Skriniar, according to reports.
According to The Sun, Sarri has added the highly-rated centre-half to his January wishlist and asked the board to pursue his signature in the new year.
The Slovakia defender has been strongly linked with a move to Manchester United with Jose Mourinho keen to land a centre-back in the upcoming transfer window.
Sarri has told the Chelsea board he is happy with the players he has for now but believes his defence is an area he could strengthen if given the opportunity.
Skriniar is under contract with Inter util 2022 but sources in Italy claim he is growing frustrated at the club’s decision not to pay him the wages he wants.