Skriniar was simply outstanding in his first season with Inter, forming a fine partnership with Brazil centre-back Miranda to help guide the Nerazzurri back into the Champions League.
Barca appear to be on the hunt for a new defender this summer – they have been strongly linked with Sevilla’s Clement Lenglet, as depth is thin behind Samuel Umtiti and Gerard Pique.
However Skriniar, who turned 23 in February, insists his head has not been turned by the Blaugrana so far.
“I am happy in Milan with Inter, nothing else matters,” the Slovakian told La Gazzetta dello Sport. “I don’t know what’s going on in the market and I won’t talk about it either.
”I don’t know whether Barcelona or other clubs want me. I am serious, none of it interests me.
”I only have Inter in my head.”
“I hope that Lionel Messi can win it,” Bartomeu told Antena 3.
“I hope that Leo Messi, the best player in history, can win it and make his dream come true.”
Jorge Sampaoli’s squad are currently training at Barcelona’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground and will face Israel in their final warm-up game ahead of the World Cup.
They have been drawn in Group D alongside Iceland, Croatia and Nigeria.
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18:30 – Barca target Griezmann will let the World know
Antoine Griezmann has revealed that he will announce his future before World Cup 2018 in Russia begins.
The prolific France forward has been heavily linked to La Liga winners Barca, after having led his Atletico Madrid side to a Europa League win.
17:15 – Alcantara’s Barca return is a ’50/50 call’
The chances of seeing Barca youth product Thiago Alcantara snatched back from Bayern Munich leads the way in Saturday’s Transfer Predictor.
The Spain midfielder, 27, has reportedly been made available this summer and could return to the side he left in 2013.
15:25 – Escape to Eternal City opens up for Gomes
14:00 – ‘Romantada’ remains on Busquets’ mind
Ernesto Valverde’s men were humbled with a 3-0 loss in the Eternal City – nicknamed the ‘Romantada – to exit at the quarter-final stage, even after a 4-1 first-leg victory.