Man City and Chelsea eye Alessandro Bastoni, as the Italian defender put a hold on his contract extension talks with Inter. The Nerazzurri are looking to extend the former Atalanta defender’s contract soon. His current deal will expire on June 2024, and Inter had talks with his agent over a new deal, but it has led nowhere. Inter are still reluctant to agree with his demands, so the talks are put on hold currently. While Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Man City are monitoring his situation.
The Italian defender is earning €2.8 million per season and wants to double his wages, so his agent is negotiating with Inter. Tullio Tinti has asked for €5.5 million but Inter are reluctant to go over €4 million. While the Premier League clubs are willing to offer him a lucrative contract. However, Inter can not afford to lose both Skriniar and Bastoni in the same window.
Man City and Chelsea eye Bastoni as his contract talks are on hold
Chelsea are in transition under their new manager and are looking to improve their defense in the summer. Bastoni will settle well in Graham Potter’s system as the Italian defender is brilliant on the ball. Also, Bastoni will give tactical flexibility to Potter, as he can operate in both back-three or back-two systems. Also, both clubs will soon discuss the future of Romelu Lukaku. But Inter will demand a good offer for the Italian defender.
Manchester City are also looking to upgrade their center-back options as Guardiola wants more options. John Stones has been suffering from injuries this season, and Guardiola is a big admirer of the Italian defender. However, Bastoni wants to stay in Italy and with Inter. So both parties could find an agreement in future meetings. Beppe Marotta will have a meeting with Tullio Tinti again.