Manchester City will reportedly face arch-rivals Man United for the signing of Inter Milan star Alessandro Bastoni.
The Lowdown: Champions Soaring…
Led by Norwegian superstar and summer signing Erling Haaland, the Premier League champions are one of just two sides unbeaten.
No first division team has scored more goals than Pep Guardiola’s men. The 3-0 win over Wolves at Molineux showed City’s true firepower, even if they weren’t at their best.
This international break could not have come at a worse time for the Sky Blues given their true momentum, but while members of the Eastlands squad travel to represent their nations, club bosses already appear to be plotting City’s next transfer moves despite a busy summer.
The Latest: City ready for Bastoni transfer battle…
Reports from Italy suggest Man City will battle Man United for Inter star Bastoni.
La Gazzetta dello Sport claim a ‘derby’ between the Blues and Erik ten Hags men ‘must be recorded’ in order to get the 23-year-old’s signature, not forgetting Tottenham either.
The verdict: Take the step…
While Guardiola’s backline is already formed by the likes of Manuel Akanji, Ruben Dias, John Stones, Aymeric Laporte and Nathan Ake, if any of these men were to leave, Bastoni could be a fantastic replacement.
Worth around £50million, members of the Italian press have described Bastoni as “world class‘, with Serie A pundit Conor Clancy also calling the starlet a ‘defensive genius’.
It is also believed that Guardiola himself is a ‘admirers above all’ When it comes to the Italy international, it clearly shows that Bastoni is a player with real pedigree.