Manchester City were ‘willing’ to put more than €50M on the table for Inter centre-back Alessandro Bastoni last summer, reports CorSport as relayed by Sport Witness.
However, the Serie A side have now ‘closed the door’ to any negotiations, and plan ‘to secure him’ with a new contract. The promising young defender has made 61 league appearances since making his Series A debut in 2016/17 season.
He has since become a key figure in Antonio Conte’s defense for Inter, who are one of the title favorites in the Italian top flight. At 21, Transfermarkt have him valued at nearly £38 million.
City ended up deciding to sign Portuguese defender Rubén Dias to fill the defensive gap that hindered the club last season. Bastoni, however, could return as a figure of attention for City, as he continues to impress in a top league at such a young age.
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