Skrtel snubs Inter's offer to stay at Liverpool
Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel has agreed a new contract with Liverpool after turning down the chance to join Inter Milan.
The Slovakian was about to enter the final year of his contract with the Reds, but is now set to put pen to paper on an extended deal, which will tie him to the club for the long term.
Skrtel revealed earlier this month that he had rejected Liverpool's "unacceptable" initial offer, describing the terms as "the kind offered to players who are much older or who have health problems."
The impasse had led to interest from across Europe, and Skrtel's agent, Karol Csonto, has revealed his client turned down the chance to move to Italy with Inter in favour of signing a new deal at Anfield.
"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 been one of the few constants in the Reds defence over the past few seasons, and is closing in on 300 appearances for the club having joined in January 2008 from Zenit St Petersburg.
The news represents another boost to Liverpool, who have already agreed long-term deals with Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Jordon Ibe in the past 12 months.