INTER MILAN have stripped Milan Škriniar of the club captaincy after the star signed a pre-contract with PSG.
The defender will head to the French champions in the summer for free after weeks of transfer speculation.
Škriniar had looked set to move to Paris Saint-Germain for cash last month but will now run down his contract.
The outcome has left Inter unimpressed and they have confirmed they have taken action against the 27-year-old.
Inter chief Giuseppe Marotta said: “Škriniar won’t be our captain anymore because we’ve to share the same clear values.”
The defender has been wearing the armband for much of the season with official club captain Samir Handanović on the bench as the second-choice goalkeeper.
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Škriniar took to the field in yesterday's Milan derby and helped his team secure a 1-0 win.
The man who was wearing the armband in his place, Lautaro Martinez, scored the winner in the first-half as he headed home from a corner.
It gave Inter their second victory over rivals AC Milan in the space of three weeks.
It was also Škriniar's first game since January 23 after he was sent off against Empoli during a shock Inter defeat last month.
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The centre-back has been at the club since 2017 and is approaching 250 appearances for the Nerazzurri.
He has captained his country of Slovakia since June 2022.
Martinez is now set to captain the side for the rest of the season.
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