Manchester City ready to outpay Tottenham and sign Alessandro Bastoni

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CalcioMercato claim Manchester City are keen to bring in Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni, who is also a target for Tottenham. City are willing to pay more than £51million to get the Italian, and outbid Spurs.

Bastoni, 23, has long been linked with a move to the Premier League. In the past, Liverpool had a look. More recently, reports say Spurs were willing to spend £38million on Bastoni in the summer transfer window.

However, the Italy international’s wonderful last few years at Inter – which began by breaking in under Spurs boss Antonio Conte – has even caught the eye of Manchester City. He has kept 19 clean sheets in 43 games, in 21-22.

CM report that while the likes of Tottenham and Bayern Munich are keen on landing Bastoni, Manchester City have now joined the race and are ready to pay a big fee – north of £61million for the left-footed ace.

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Manchester City eye Tottenham target Bastoni: Spurs better move

A move to Manchester City, for Bastoni, would be one that gets him trophies. But he will be a squad player and as he continues to make a name for himself, sitting on City’s bench is only going to see him go backwards.

City also have four excellent centre-back options in Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte, John Stones and Nathan Ake – two of which are lefties. Unless Ake, perhaps, leaves the club, then City are not in desperate need.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are. Ben Davies has been superb under Antonio Conte but he is the club’s only left-footed option on the left of a three. A reunion with Conte would be a much, much better move for the Inter ace.

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