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Tottenham transfer news: Alessandro Bastoni bid imminent with Spurs to steam past Man Utd

Alessandro Bastoni, Cagliari v Inter May 2022

Tottenham will send their opening offer for Inter centre-back Alessandro Bastoni this weekend amid Manchester United interest, a report has claimed.

Spurs are hoping that sizeable investment this summer can keep the club moving forward following their top-four finish. While manager Antonio Conte has guided Tottenham back into the Champions League, he is not stopping there.

However, to take his team to the next level, he wants a raft of new signings ahead of the new campaign.

Defence is a key area Tottenham are looking to add to and Italy international Bastoni is a key target.

Spurs are supposedly in pole position to sign the 23-year-old centre-back. However, new Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag also has him on his radar and the two clubs could yet collide over another target.

Nevertheless, Football Insider now reports that Spurs are looking to get ahead in the race for Bastoni.

They will submit their first ‘big-money’ offer this weekend to cement their interest in him and get the ball rolling.

Tottenham are also aware that Inter will need to find a replacement for Bastoni.

Spurs therefore feel that moving for the player now will improve relations between the clubs by not forcing Inter to scramble around for a new signing later this summer.

However, Tottenham also sense an opportunity to snap up Bastoni given Inter’s troubling financial situation. The Serie A club are in need of funds and could sell their star defender to boost their coffers.

Conte has identified the left side of his back three as a key area in progressing his team.

Bastoni perfect for Tottenham

Alessandro Bastoni, Inter v Sampdoria May 2022

And Bastoni has a strong relationship with Conte following the pair’s time at Inter together last season.

They helped lead the club to the Serie A title, the centre-back playing 33 of 38 league games.

He subsequently earned a new deal last May. But with those terms running out in 2024, a decision is due on his future soon anyway.

Tottenham and Manchester United lead Bastoni race

Inter Milan need to sell and Bastoni seems to be the player to leave with Manchester United and Tottenham interested in him

Conte has a knack of successful signings, identifying exactly who he thinks will work in his system and helping them deliver success.

Bastoni is only young, but with further guidance from Conte at Tottenham, he could blossom into a top Premier League player.

Man Utd could sign him, but Spurs will hope the Conte connection can help them win the race.