Doubts over Alessandro Bastoni’s Inter future


There are increasing doubts over Alessandro Bastoni’s future with Inter, with a new report suggesting they could be forced to sell him this summer. The 23-year-old centre-back has an existing contract with the Nerazzurri until 2024, but the club are keen to tie him down to a new deal in an effort to avoid a repeat of the Milan Skriniar situation.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that there is still significant distance between the two parties regarding a new deal, while Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea are thought to be keen on the player and keeping an attentive eye on his situation.

Gazzetta report that Bastoni is asking for around €5.5 million net per season to put pen to paper on a new deal, however Inter have only gone as high as €4 million net per season plus add-ons so far.

With the clock ticking on contract talks, there’s a suggestion that if a new deal can’t be agreed, the Nerazzurri may be forced into a sale to avoid losing the young defender on a free, avoiding a repeat of Skriniar’s impending move to PSG.

Speaking with FCInterNews, Bastoni’s agent Tullio Tinti’s confirmed that talks are under way, and that the player is keen to remain at the club, saying:

“These are the first meetings, we are talking. Surely there will be room in the coming weeks as well. He has always been an Inter fan, so… Can the fans be calm? I don’t know why they should be agitated. You journalists put the rumors out there, neither Bastoni nor I have ever said such things. The player is an Inter fan and has great interest in staying at Inter.”


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