Report explains how Man United could affect Tottenham’s chase for Bastoni

Alessandro Bastoni
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CalcioMercato reports Manchester United are interested in signing Inter Milan defender Denzel Dumfries – a move which could bring an end to Tottenham’s pursuit of Alessandro Bastoni. 

Spurs have been heavily linked to Bastoni in recent weeks, who could be sacrificed by Inter this summer to ease their financial concerns (FC Inter News).

The 23-year-old has since been placed towards the top of Antonio Conte’s list of targets as he continues to scout a left-sided centre-back to add to his squad (Football Insider). 

But their chase for Bastoni could come under threat by United, who are now interested in taking Bastoni’s Inter teammate Dumfries. 

CalcioMercato has claimed Erik ten Hag is interested in signing his Dutch compatriot and is currently battling Bayern Munich to land the right-back this summer. 

Crucially, the report adds United’s interest in Dumfries could cause problems for Spurs as an exit would allow Inter to generate enough funds to keep Bastoni on board – although a valuation has not been mentioned. 

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This could be a problem for Spurs as Inter have other assets in their squad that could be offloaded to prevent their best players from being sold. 

But Bastoni is a valuable player that they may have to cash in on anyway, so negotiations will have to continue throughout the summer to see if a move is possible. 

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