Reports in Italy claim that Spurs are interested in signing the Inter Milan centre back, with the club apparently prepared to pay a fee in the region of £45million (€50m) for the Slovakian international.
Jose Mourinho is believed to be a long-time admirer of the 25-year-old, with Standard Sport having reported back in 2018 that he, while at Manchester United, was interested in signing the Inter Milan defender.
Mourinho would leave the club the following year, but while United maintained interest in Skriniar they would eventually sign England international Harry Maguire instead.
But as reported by Standard Sport this month, Tottenham are keen to add a defender and a striker to their squad having recently secured deals with Real Madrid for Gareth Bale and Sergio Reguilon.
— Dan Kilpatrick (@Dan_KP)September 23, 2020
And on Wednesday, pictures emerged on Twitter reportedly showing Steve Hitchen – who was promoted from chief scout earlier this year – with a delegate from the Serie A side.
Cue widespread excitement from Tottenham fans.
One fan tweeted: “Steve Hitchen will now be a legend if we sign Skriniar”.
While another added: “I am in Spurs heaven”.