Tottenham have reportedly made contact with the agent of Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni about a potential transfer in the summer, according to FC Inter News.
Spurs are expected to strengthen under head coach Antonio Conte, who is on the verge of potentially leading the club into next season’s Champions League.
The Spurs boss is thought to have requested as many as six new signings ahead of the transfer window to bolster the competitiveness of his team in the off-season (Telegraph).
Bastoni has been named as a potential incoming this summer, with Corriere dello Sport recently noting the Inter defender has been placed at the top of Conte’s list of priorities.
And Tottenham’s interest in the Italy international has now been reinforced by FC Inter News, who claim the N17-based club have enquired about a move to his agent Tullio Tinti.
Bastoni and Conte, in particular, are very familiar with each other, with the 23-year-old being a key part of Inter’s Serie A-winning campaign last season.
Spurs are not alone though, and are alongside a host of European clubs that have contacted Bastoni’s representative as the summer transfer window approaches.
The report also adds that while no negotiations are active, the clubs have been briefed about an asking price of £50.7 million (€60m) which would be the minimum amount for Inter to sanction a transfer.
Spurs Web Opinion
It is a big price for Bastoni, but that is expected for a defender of his age and quality in today’s transfer market.
He would be the perfect addition to Conte’s squad considering he flourishes as a left centre-back, while he also knows the current Spurs coach from before. But the fact he is so in demand will mean it is likely a tricky deal to complete.
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