Manchester United have reportedly made move to sign Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni, according to an Italian journalist.
Man United are obviously going to spend big in the summer in a bid to help Erik ten Hag quickly settle down at Old Trafford.
And the Dutchman is expected to sign at least one centre-back alongside a midfielder and a versatile forward this summer transfer market.
The likes of Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are keen on leaving Manchester United, which would limited Ten Hag to having only Raphael Varane, whose first season was dealt with by several injury issues, Victor Lindelof and Harry Maguire, who endured a series of poor performances.
The former Ajax boss is obviously interested in bringing a new centre-half to United and according to Di Marzio, a well-trusted journalist, Manchester United on Tuesday have made a move for Inter Milan’s Alessandro Bastoni.
United are now expected to challenge Tottenham for the Italian defender’s signature, with the same journalist claiming Spurs are in advanced negotiations with the defender.
Some Manchester United fans are so pleased with the idea that the Italy international is linked with a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
A user twitted: “Would KILL for this to happen. But it won’t he doesn’t want to leave.”
However, some concerned Manchester United fans think United aren’t in the chase for the defender, claiming that Di Marzio only added The Red Devils into the transfer race in a bid to make other interested clubs up their pursuit of Bastoni.
One said: “DiMarzio hasn’t got a very high hit rate whn it comes to united in the last few years. I’ve a feeling this is just them trying to pull united in the mix to get Spurs pay the amount they want.”
“So clear they’re using our name,” second user claimed.
Another fan said: “More agents using us as leverage for a better contract/higher transfer fee.”