According to Corriere dello Sport, reports of Alessandro Bastoni potentially being sold to Tottenham have led to some Inter Milan fans calling for the club’s owners to leave.
Bastoni is Tottenham’s first-choice centre-back target this summer, with Antonio Conte said to be keen on recreating the 23-year-old’s partnership down the left with Ivan Perisic at the North London club (Football.London).
Reports over the last few days have indicated that while the centre-back is reluctant to leave Inter for Spurs, he might be sacrificed by the Nerazzurri, who are looking to raise funds to move for targets like Torino’s Gleison Bremer (Evening Standard).
Corriere dello Sport have now revealed that Inter supporters are not too pleased about reports of Bastoni being pushed out of the door against his wishes, much like Romelu Lukaku and Achraf Hakimi were last summer.
The club’s fans are said to be calling for the owners, Sunning Holding Group, to leave, with the hashtag #Sunningout trending on social media.
However, the report adds that the transfer fee that Simone Inzaghi’s side potentially receive for Bastoni this summer will be ‘fundamental’ in helping them sign their own transfer targets.
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Most reports seem to be suggesting that Inter will have to cash in on Bastoni this summer, given their financial situation. So, it looks like Spurs might be prepared to play the waiting game, knowing well of the Serie A club’s predicament.
However, Conte will also be keen to bring in a left centre-back before the start of pre-season, and so, if this situation does not progress quickly, the club might be tempted to turn their attention towards their other backup options.
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