​Inter Milan are close to agreeing a deal with Sampdoria for the signing of defender Milan Skriniar.

​Gianluca Di Marzio have reported that the two clubs have discussed terms over a potential £15m deal, which could include the arrival of Andrea Ranocchia at Sampdoria as part of the deal.

Ranocchia spent the second half of last season on loan at Hull, and is reportedly admired by Sampdoria coach Marco Giampaolo.


Inter forward Gianluca Caprari, who was on loan at Pescara last season, could also be loaned to the Genoa based club in an attempt to sweeten the deal for Skriniar.

The 22-year-old centre-back impressed for Sampdoria last season, making 35 Serie A appearances.

Skriniar is currently on international duty with Slovakia Under-21s at the European Championship, despite having already earned seven senior caps.

UC Sampdoria v FC Crotone - Serie A

Skriniar's agent recently insisted that the player would be staying with Sampdoria this summer, regardless of interest from Inter.

"I don’t think anything will come of it,” Karol Csonto said. “I can tell you exactly what will happen, because Milan will certainly stay at Sampdoria next season. Anything can happen in football, but in this case I can say he is 100 percent sure.”

But he added: "Who wouldn’t like to wear the Inter jersey? We are talking about a top club.”