Reporter says Spurs ‘dream signing’ has agreed to stay at his club

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Speaking on the Tottenham Fan Chris Cowlin YouTube channel, Express reporter Ryan Taylor discussed Spurs and their interest in Alessandro Bastoni.

The Italian defender has long been linked with a move to north London. Antonio Conte is apparently very keen to bring the left foot to Spurs and according to Dean Jones, Spurs see the defender as an ‘absolute dream signing’.

However, while the London club are very keen on bringing in Bastoni, the deal seems unlikely at the moment.

Indeed, according to Taylor, the defender has agreed to stay at Inter for another season, with the reporter stating that there has been a gentleman’s agreement between the two parties.

What was said?

Taylor spoke about the Bastoni situation.

“Ultimately, the key for that is with Inter Milan. It’s well documented that they need to raise money through a sale to solve their financial difficulties. The one they would push out is Milan Skriniar, who is a player Spurs have been interested in in the past,” Taylor said.

“PSG are in talks to sign him at the moment and following a meeting with Bastoni’s agent there was clear communication that he would stay but if they can’t agree on a deal with Skriniar , so ultimately this is the one they might be looking to push out the door .

“Inter are confident in themselves that they can replace players as we have seen with Lukaku and Hakimi. I don’t think Inter are too worried about losing players, but there have been a gentleman’s agreement with Bastoni for him to stay.”

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Try again next year

Inter, of course, don’t want to sell their two key defenders in the same window, but this one may be worth considering in 12 months for Spurs.

This time next year, Bastoni will enter the last year of his contract with Inter, and then it might be much easier to get him out of San Siro.

Maybe that’s what Spurs are planning. After all, they’ve been linked with a loan move for Clement Lenglet in recent days, and if they land the Frenchman on loan, they could very easily send him back to Barcelona in 12 months and reignite their interest in Bastoni.

That’s unlikely to happen this summer, but don’t be shocked if Spurs choose this defender again in 2023.

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