Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy should use Inter Milan’s reported financial woes to land ideal defensive recruit Milan Skriniar – either in January or in the summer.

Calcio Mercato claim that the Serie A heavyweights are facing financial issues and there is even a risk that the Milanese club could struggle to pay their significant wage bill if savings are not made soon.

Tottenham were heavily linked with Skriniar last summer, as Jose Mourinho’s men looked to add another option in the defensive third.

Joe Rodon was subsequently recruited to the Spurs ranks from Swansea City, but there is a feeling that another commanding centre-half would boost the North London club’s chances of winning silverware.

Tottenham’s reported interest in Skriniar comes as no surprise – the Slovakia international is uncompromising, physical, intelligent and astute.

While Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld have formed a good partnership at the heart of the Spurs rearguard this season, adding the Inter man would bring real competition for places at the back.

Although Inter will be reluctant to part company with one of their best players, a dire financial situation could see Tottenham take advantage and land the enforcer for a favourable fee.