Inter defender Martin Skriniar has dismissed speculation that he could seek to leave the Nerazzurri in the near future.
The Slovakian international only signed from fellow Serie A side Sampdoria for €23m (£20.4m) in the summer, but he has already established himself as an integral first team member under manager Luciano Spalletti.
Chelsea reportedly sent scouts to check on the 22 year old back in November, and are likely to be considering their options after manager Antonio Conte confirmed the club missed out on signing Virgil van Dijk from Southampton.
However, speaking to Slovakian magazine MY (translated by Football-Italia.net), Skriniar says he has no intention of leaving the Giuseppe Meazza any time soon:
“Will I leave Inter? I don’t think so, I’m happy where I am and I think I’ll keep playing for this team for as long as possible. My goal for 2018 is to continue with these performances, to play as many games as possible and to continue to help the team.”
The centre back’s partnership with Joao Miranda at the heart of Inter’s defence has been watertight this season, conceding just 15 goals in 20 Serie A matches; the third best defensive record in the league behind table toppers Napoli and Roma.