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Tottenham: Antonio Conte ‘desperate for reunion with Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni’

Tottenham ‘are ready to bid for Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni’, with Antonio Conte desperate to meet the young defender, but Daniel Levy would have to shell out £60m

  • Alessandro Bastoni was part of Antonio Conte’s title-winning squad at Inter Milan
  • Conte is now reportedly hoping to meet Bastoni at Tottenham.
  • Tottenham are ready to bid on the player who could cost them around £60m.

Tottenham boss Antonio Conte is reportedly desperate to meet Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.

Spurs are expected to go from strength to strength this summer with the club poised to return to the Champions League with a top-four finish.

Bastoni and Conte are no strangers, as the 23-year-old defender made 41 appearances for the manager in his Serie A-winning campaign last season.

Tottenham Antonio Conte desperate for reunion with Inter Milan defender

Tottenham are reportedly prepared to make an offer for Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni.

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Antonio Conte hopes to meet again with the player he managed last season

According Corriere dello SportConte has put Bastoni at the top of his list of possible defensive reinforcements and the club is keen to bid on the Inter star.

He believes Bastoni is one of his ‘creations’ as he introduced the defender to the first team setup during the 2019-20 season.

However, a sticking point is the player’s valuation, as Spurs president Daniel Levy would have to shell out up to 70 million euros.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would have to shell out around £60m for Bastoni

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would have to shell out around £60m for Bastoni

Inter values ​​the player highly after his part in last season’s Serie A triumph, and he 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 hosts Sampdoria on the last day while AC Milan travels to Sassuolo.

Bastoni is reportedly happy with life in the Italian city and is under contract with the club until 2024.

Tottenham have a two-point lead over Arsenal in the battle for fourth place going into the final day.

Conte is preparing his Tottenham team for their last game of the Premier League season.

Conte is preparing his Tottenham team for their last game of the Premier League season.

One point could be enough for Tottenham against Norwich to seal a place in the Champions League

One point could be enough for Tottenham against Norwich to seal a place in the Champions League

A win over Norwich would seal their qualification for the Champions League, although a draw would probably be good enough given that they have a +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 been linked with moves.

italian publication tuttosport he stated 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 saw the departures of Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea and Achraf Hakimi joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Bastoni was a member of Italy's Euro 2020 winning squad last year (pictured against Wales)

Bastoni was a member of Italy’s Euro 2020 winning squad last year (pictured against Wales)

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