Sunday January 19 2020
Barca and Man City want Bastoni

Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni was targeted by both Barcelona and Manchester City, claim reports, in an exchange with Joao Cancelo.

The 20-year-old centre-back came up through the Atalanta youth academy and has been impressive at San Siro this season, even pushing Diego Godin on to the bench in recent weeks.

His performances did not go unnoticed outside Italy’s borders, as Mundo Deportivo suggest Barcelona made an offer for Bastoni, but it was rejected outright.

La Gazzetta dello Sport also note that Manchester City made a call about Bastoni’s availability, proposing a swap deal involving Cancelo, but Inter again had no intention of parting with their young talent.

Bastoni was a huge investment, as Inter paid Atalanta €31m back in the summer of 2017, leaving him on loan in Bergamo and then with Parma until this season so he could gain Serie A experience.

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