Slovakian newspaper Pravda today carries a report with quotes from national team boss Jan Kozak, who confirms that skipper Skrtel will miss the two matches to allow him to recover from a catalogue of injuries.
Pravda also claims that Skrtel will use his break from the international fixtures to sort out his future.
• READ MORE - Steven Gerrard ‘makes Martin Skrtel his first Rangers target’ Journalist Michal Zeman writes: “Rangers’ long-standing interest in [Skrtel] has become more concrete. Skrtel was chosen by his former Liverpool team mate Steven Gerrard, who became the Rangers manager.
“After two years, the Slovakian defender looks set to leave Fenerbahce, and return to the UK for £2.7 million (just over €3 million).”
Earlier this month it was reported in Turkey that the Gers had offered £4 million to Fenerbahce to secure Skrtel’s services.
Gerrard is also thought to be on the trail of Liverpool’s Harry Wilson, as he seeks further signings to bolster his Ibrox squad.
The former Liverpool captain officially takes the reins on June 1.