According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Paris Saint-pursuit Germain’s of Milan Skriniar has now reached a roadblock. If earlier rumours are to be followed, this might have an impact on Tottenham’s interest in Alessandro Bastoni.
Earlier this summer, Antonio Conte was said to have Bastoni at the top of his wishlist for a left-sided center-back (Football London).
The Athletic claimed earlier this month that Spurs changed their focus to Lenglet instead because Inter were hesitant to let the Italy international depart this summer and Conte wanted his additions to be done in time for preseason.
Despite the fact that Inter must raise money this summer through player sales, Ryan Taylor of The Daily Express indicated on Chris Cowlin’s YouTube channel two weeks ago that the Nerazzurri were expecting to do so by trading Skriniar to PSG rather than allowing Bastoni depart.
Gazzetta’s most recent information, however, may provide Spurs a chance to save their pursuit of Bastoni because the source claims that PSG are struggling to reach a deal for Skriniar.
According to the report, Inter recently increased their asking price for the Slovak from about €60 million (£51 million) to €70 million (£60 million).
According to reports, the Ligue 1 heavyweights were certain they would sign the 27-year-old in the upcoming days, but their confidence is already waning as Simone Inzaghi’s team continues to press their advantage with the center-back.
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I doubt Inter would play hardball on the price if they believed PSG could back out of the agreement since they are aware that they must sell Skriniar in order to balance their finances.
I do anticipate that Inter and PSG will finally agree on a price for the Slovak, which will likely mean that Bastoni will stay at the San Siro for at least another season.