Alessandro Bastoni’s agent insists that £50m-rated defender will ‘certainly’ remain at Inter Milan next season amid interest from Tottenham and Manchester United
- Alessandro Bastoni’s agent has confirmed the defender will stay at Inter Milan
- Tottenham and Manchester United have shown interest in the Italy international
- The 23-year-old defender appeared 44 times for the Serie A giants last season
Alessandro Bastoni’s agent has shut down claims that the defender is set to join Tottenham Hotspur or Manchester United this summer.
The Italy international is a target for Spurs boss Antonio Conte and United’s new manager Erik ten Hag though Inter value the 23-year-old at around £50million.
The centre-back appeared 44 times for the Serie A giants last season and is becoming a regular starter for Italy.
Alessandro Bastoni’s agent has shut down claims that the defender is set to leave this summer
The Italy international defender is a target for both Tottenham and Manchester United
Tullio Tinti, who represents both Bastoni and Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi, met with the club’s directors.
The agent spoke to reporters on his way out of the Inter Milan’s headquarters and dealt a major blow to both of the Premier League club’s.
‘Bastoni will certainly remain at Inter,’ Tinti told reporters via Football Italia.
His agent Tullio Tinti told reporters that Bastoni will ‘certainly’ stay at Serie A side Inter Milan
‘He has a contract with Inter, he is happy to play at Inter and there’s no problem.’
There has also been speculation around the centre-back agreeing to potential an improved longer-term deal at Inter.
Tinti added: ‘I respect contracts. If they call me, there’s no problem.’
The centre-back has also further committed his further to Inter by liking his agent’s tweet claiming that he will stay at the club.
The centre-back has also further committed his further to Inter by liking his agent’s tweet
Inter signed Bastoni for £31m from Atalanta back in 2017, loaned him back, then loaned him to Parma, before giving him a chance in their own first-team.
The 23-year-old has since developed into a key player for the club and was instrumental in their Scudetto victory under Antonio Conte in 2020/21.
If Bastoni was to leave, Tottenham would seem to be the obvious choice for the defender, given his existing relationship with the manager and the guarantee of Champions League football next season.
While United are going through a total rebuild over the upcoming months following a woeful season and the arrival of new manager ten Hag.
Bastoni and Antonio Conte worked together and won the Scudetti during the 2020/21 season