Liverpool are considering making a summer move for Inter Milan centre back Alessandro Bastoni.
After a season in which injuries to key players at the back have seriously undermined their title defence, Jurgen Klopp wants to add quality reinforcements to his squad this summer, especially with Ozan Kabak likely to head back to Schalke when his loan spell ends.
Claims from Italy are that Liverpool have been watching Bastoni closely in recent months after a string of impressive performances for the Serie A leaders, although they could face competition, with the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona also tracking his progress.
The Italian international is valued at £43 million, having made 32 appearances in all competitions for his side this season. The Serie A side do not want to sell him , but uncertainty over the continued financial support from their Chinese owners means they may have to raise funds from the sale of players.
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