Spurs keen on £38m deal for Inter Milan defender who called Conte the ‘Lionel Messi of coaches’

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Antonio Conte is keen to raid his former club Inter Milan for defender Alessandro Bastoni and according to recent reports, Tottenham Hotspur is willing to pay the £38m required to bring the 23-year-old to England.

That’s according to reports in the Italian press, which claim Conte is a big fan of the young defender, who he managed during his time with Inter Milan.

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Bastoni, who has two years left on his deal, has emerged as an important player for the Serie A champions – echoed by the fact he has featured in 29 domestic matches, so far, this season.

However, understood to be a target for Conte, who the player himself has already come out and labelled as the ‘Lionel Messi of coaches’, it is likely the 23-year-old would be keen on a move to materialise.

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