Talks over extending Milan Skriniar's contract at Inter Milan are 'progressing well', according to Javier Zanetti.
The 27-year-old has been one of the most impressive defenders in Europe over the last few years and has been the subject of interest from several top clubs, including Manchester United, PSG and Tottenham.
Via Fabrizio Romano, however, Zanetti, who is the vice president of Inter, claimed that he is confident the Slovakian will put pen to paper on a new deal to stay at the club.
'We are in talks to extend the contract as conversations are progressing well', the Argentinian said.
'We hope to get it done and signed soon.'
Skriniar has been a key member of Inter's team since making his debut in 2017 after joining from Sampdoria.
He's made 233 appearances, scoring 12 goals, and has become one of the most sought-after centre backs in recent times.
He was a key cog of Antonio Conte's title winning side in 200/21, and reports have suggested the Italian has tried to take him to Tottenham on several occasions.
If Zanetti's words are to be believed, however, it will prove a shrewd piece of business to tie Skriniar down for a few more years.
Inter are currently seventh in the Serie A table and struggling for consistency under Simone Inzaghi after finishing runners up to rivals AC Milan last season.
They face Bologna at home on Wednesday as they big to move into the top four of the league table.