Spurs boss Conte 'hopes for reunion with Inter defender Bastoni'
Tottenham ‘are ready to bid for Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni’, with Antonio Conte desperate for reunion with young defender – but Daniel Levy would have to fork out £60m
- Alessandro Bastoni was part of Antonio Conte’s title winning team at Inter Milan
- Conte is now reportedly hoping for a reunion with Bastoni at Tottenham
- Tottenham are ready to bid for the player who could cost them around £60m
Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is reportedly desperate to reunite with Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.
Spurs are expected to strengthen this summer with the club on the verge of returning to the Champions League with a top-four finish.
Bastoni and Conte are no strangers with the 23-year-old defender making 41 appearances for the manager in their Serie A winning campaign last season.
Tottenham are reportedly prepared to make a bid for Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni
Antonio Conte is hopeful of a reunion with the player who he managed just last season
According to Corriere dello Sport, Conte has put Bastoni at the top of his list of potential defensive reinforcements and the club are ready to bid for the Inter star.
He believes that Bastoni is one of his ‘creations’ having introduced the defender to the first-team set-up during the 2019-20 season.
One sticking point though is the player’s valuation as Spurs chairman Daniel Levy would have to fork up to €70million (£60m).
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would have to fork out around £60million for Bastoni
Inter rate the player highly following his involvement in their Serie A triumph last season, and was also part of the squad that won Euro 2020 with Italy.
They are still in contention to retain their title this season, as they go into the final day two points behind local rivals AC Milan.
Inter host Sampdoria on the final day while AC Milan travel to Sassuolo.
Bastoni is reportedly happy with life in the Italian city and is contracted at the club until 2024.
Tottenham have a two point lead over Arsenal in the battle for fourth going into the final day.
Conte is gearing his Tottenham side up for their final game of the Premier League season
A point might be enough for Tottenham against Norwich to seal a Champions League place
A victory over Norwich would seal their Champions League qualification, though a draw would likely be good enough, given they have +15 goal difference advantage over the Gunners.
The report states that if Inter were to sell Bastoni, it would increase their chances of keeping Lautaro Martinez, Milan Skriniar, Marcelo Brozovic and Nicolo Barella who have all been linked with moves away.
Italian publication Tuttosport claimed earlier this month that the Nerazzurri will have to sell players to balance the books this summer.
This would be a similar situation to last season, which led to the departures of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and Achraf Hakimi who joined Paris Saint-Germain.
Bastoni was a member of Italy’s Euro 2020 winning team last year (pictured against Wales)
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