Chelsea are tracking Inter Milan defender Alessandro Bastoni, but could face competition for him from familiar sources.
Bastoni is a left footed centre back who appears ideally suited to the back five system preferred by Thomas Tuchel and now his successor at Stamford Bridge, Graham Potter,
However, the 23 year old is also on the radar of Manchester United, whilst both Manchester City and Tottenham are also reported to be keeping a watching brief on developments.
A graduate of the Atalanta youth system. Bastoni joined Inter in 2017, although he spent two seasons away on loan, first back in Atalanta and then at Parma. However, since returning to the San Siro, he has now established himself as first choice, and he ahs also made 16 senior appearances for the Italian national team scoring once.
His current contract at the Serie A side expires in 2024, which means next summer could be the critical juncture at which time his future is decided.
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