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Report: Conte is intent on signing 'superstar' defender at Spurs, wants him more than £60m man
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Report: Conte is intent on signing 'superstar' defender at Spurs, wants him more than £60m man

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte is seemingly intent on signing Inter Milan’s star defender, Alessandro Bastoni, according to reports.

Bastoni has been a name on the lips of Spurs fans for some time now. The Italian was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham in the summer before Inter dug their heels. Since then, it’s been claimed that Bastoni is since happy in Milan with no big desire to move.

However, that’s not stopping Antonio Conte in trying to bring him to North London.

Conte determined to sign Bastoni

According to Inter Live, Conte has put Bastoni at the top of a list of Inter Milan players he fancies signing. It’s claimed that Conte would love to land Bastoni, even ahead of star midfielder, Nicolo Barella.

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Of course, Barella is another wanted man in England. Both Tottenham and Chelsea have been linked with the Italian, who could command a fee of around £60m if Inter do sell.

Bastoni, though, seems to be the one Conte wants most. Defensive issues have been a problem for Spurs this season with Cristian Romero missing recent weeks through injury.

Dubbed a ‘superstar‘ by Fabrizio Romano, Bastoni would certainly tighten up a defence that needs help.

TBR’s View: Bastoni the game-changer

Make no mistake, Alessandro Bastoni is right at the top of the pile when it comes to top centre-backs. The Inter star has been outstanding for some time now and it’s no wonder Conte wants him.

Of course, he’ll cost big money. But the good news is with no Italy in the World Cup, the door might be open for Spurs to make their move before January.

Bastoni might be happy in Milan. But Premier League money can often talk and the lure of a move to London with Conte at the Tottenham helm might well tempt Bastoni.

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