Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni attracting interest from Manchester United amidst contract talks
The Nerazzurri have already opened talks with the centre-back over extending his stay with the Serie A giants. They are keen on securing the defender’s future at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza.
Inter have offered the 23-year-old a €4.5 million deal until the summer of 2027. The Italy international wishes to stay with the Nerazzurri as well.
However, several clubs from the Premier League are eyeing Bastoni. Apart from the Red Devils, Manchester City and Chelsea are also looking to acquire the centre-back’s services.
The English top-flight teams could offer the 23-year-old €6 million per season. It remains to be seen whether any of the sides are able to entice the Italy international to England.
Bastoni has been on the Serie A giants’ books since the summer of 2017. After a few campaigns out on loan, the defender established himself in the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza side’s starting lineup.
Over the years, the 23-year-old has been a key player for Inter. In the current campaign, the centre-back has made 23 appearances in all competitions for Simone Inzaghi’s team, providing five assists.
At United, the backline has enough depth at the moment. Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have been Erik ten Hag’s preferred duo in the back four. The Dutch manager can also call upon Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof.
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Our captain and the Sweden international have found game time hard to come by this season. It would not come as a surprise if they decided to leave next summer. Therefore, having someone like Bastoni on our radar to bolster the defence is a good option to have.