Martin Skrtel set to sign contract extension at Liverpool

Martin Skrtel
Image: Martin Skrtel: The defender becomes the latest Liverpool player to sign a new deal.

Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has agreed a contract extension with the club after rejecting interest from Inter Milan, according to Sky sources.

The Slovakian international defender was entering the final year of his current contract but is now set sign an extension which will keep him at Anfield for the long term.

The 30-year-old was the subject of interest from Roberto Mancini’s Inter Milan but Skrtel’s agent Karol Csonto confirmed the player rejected the Italian side’s overtures.

“I confess that there were not mere rumours, the interest from Inter was real,” Csonto said. “The deal did not go ahead, but there was contact made.

“The player had been thinking about his future and eventually opted to remain at Liverpool."

Skrtel has become a firm favourite with Liverpool fans since joining from Zenit St Petersburg in 2007 and is closing in on 300 appearances for the club.

He joins Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Jordon Ibe in agreeing new long-term deals with Liverpool in the last 12 months.

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