Pep Guardiola hasn't given up on his priority defensive target but City will have to cough up as much as €80m for the Slovak defender.
According to Calciomercato, Inter's CEO Giuseppe Marotta and sporting director Piero Ausilio are compiling a list of players who could leave the club this summer with experienced Uruguayan Diego Godin almost certain to depart.
Škriniar's future at the club might depend on whether or not star Argentinian forward Lautaro Martínez stays or goes. Barcelona is rumoured to be very keen on Martínez and if he leaves the club, it's believed that Inter will be very unlikely to sanction the sale of Škriniar as that would represent the loss of two key players. If Martínez stays, Inter might be willing to play ball, providing that they get an offer in the region of €80m for the 25-year-old.
Man City reportedly made a €65m bid in the past but it was flat out rejected. The Premier League side's possible pursuit of Škriniar might well depend on players leaving Inter first.