The 21-year-old Italian has had an impressive campaign in Serie A, and a deal to bring him to Anfield would be expected to cost up to £43 million. This is a price deemed as reasonable by the Liverpool hierarchy who have been keeping close tabs on his recent performances.
The Italian international is currently in talks over extending his contract with the Nerazzurri and
Bastoni has made 32 appearances in all competitions this season, making some vital contributions to Antonio Conte’s table-topping side and Liverpool are likely to face strong competition for his signings this summer. The youngster is attracting interest from European giants Bayern Munich and Barcelona.
Defensive reinforcements are essential for Klopp
Liverpool has suffered from well-documented issues with defensive injuries this season. Jurgen Klopp and his side have been forced to adapt with first-choice pairing Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the majority of the season after they suffered serious knee injuries. Soon after, Joel Matip’s persistent injury issues reared their ugly head once again as he was ruled out for the season as well.
it remains to be seen whether the defender could be persuaded into moving to Anfield.
Bastoni is on the cusp of winning his first league title with Inter, with Antonio Conte’s side currently nine points ahead of second-place AC Milan.
With that being the case, it would be a surprise if the 22-year-old is considering leaving the San Siro, especially as Liverpool are not even guaranteed to be playing in the Champions League next season.
The Reds are believed to be ready to invest in a new centre-half this summer, but multiple reports claim that RB Leipzig defender Ibrahima Konate is their main target. It could be the case that Bastoni’s agent is simply using the Merseyside club to get him an improved deal with Inter.