Maguire’s time is up, Man United ready to pay for ‘new Chiellini’

It has been claimed that both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are keeping a careful eye on the situation involving Alessandro Bastoni’s contract at Inter Milan in advance of the summer transfer season.

The 23-year-old has been playing for the Milan giants since 2017, during which time he has made 142 appearances across all competitions, during which time he has contributed three goals and 13 assists.

The center back has once again been an important contributor to the team this season, with 24 appearances; nevertheless, he has entered the final 18 months of his contract at San Siro.

According to Tuttosport, Bastoni is delaying the signing of a new deal with Inter since the club is unable to satisfy his current wage expectations and is therefore unable to offer him a new contract.

According to the source, the Italy international is seeking a salary of somewhere in the neighborhood of €5 million (or £4.4 million) per year, but the Serie A club has not yet indicated if they are prepared to pay the salary that he is seeking.

According to the Daily Mail, both Manchester United and Tottenham are keeping a close eye on the issue. Both of these Premier League clubs are major fans of his talents and are very interested in signing him.

In a recent interview, Bastoni admitted that he had “some communication” with Spurs over the summer, but that he was “glad” to continue playing for Inter despite the doubts that were cast over his future.

It is true that there was some communication with Tottenham over the summer of 2017, but I am content with the decision I made. According to what Bastoni told Corriere dello Sport, “I’m delighted here at Inter.”

During the 2022–2023 season, Bastoni made 17 appearances in Serie A and produced two assists. He also made five appearances in the group stage of the Champions League and contributed two assists during that time.

Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Victor Lindelof, and Harry Maguire are now competing for two slots in the middle of Man United’s defense. This means that Man United have a lot of options available to them.

However, Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe are certain to depart the club on free transfers this summer, and Maguire’s future is also uncertain. This might lead to the Red Devils bringing in another center-back to improve their team for the 2023-24 campaign. Maguire’s future is also unclear.

Regardless of whether Antonio Conte rҽmains the club’s head coach or departs at the conclusion of the season, Tottenham is likely to make a move during the summer transfer window to acquire a central defender.

During his career at Inter, Bastoni has won Serie A, the Coppa Italia, and two Italian Super Cups. He has also made 17 appearances for the Italian national team. Bastoni has been capped 17 times by Italy.