Inter Cannot Sell Bastoni To Cagliari As Part Of Barella Deal

Inter Cannot Sell Bastoni To Cagliari As Part Of Barella Deal
June 4, 2019 15:00
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Inter cannot sell defender Alessandro Bastoni to Cagliari as part of a deal to sign Nicolo Barella because the 20-year-old’s valuation is too high, as explained by Tuttosport.

Bastoni joined Inter from Atalanta in 2017 for a fee which could rise to €31 million with add-ons, meaning the Italian is currently worth €25 million in the club’s balance sheets after two years of amortisation.

Cagliari could only sign him on loan as part of the deal for Barella but it is more likely they will pick up a couple of Inter’s other young talents.

17-year-old Sebastiano Esposito is attracting the Rossoblu’s attention, although Inter would want to maintain control over his future, while goalkeeper Ionut Radu would also be a spendable name if Cagliari sold Alessio Cragno.

“Among the players Inter would consider including in the deal are centre-back Andrew Gravillon, left-back Federico Dimarco and midfielders Lorenzo Gavioli, Marco Pompetti, Thomas Schiro and Xian Emmers,” Tuttosport wrote this morning.

“Forwards Facundo Colidio and Andrea Adorante might also be involved, while the ‘Mino Raiola factor’ could see Davide Merola or Andrea Pinamonti head to Sardinia.”

Pinamonti has scored twice for Italy’s under-20 side in the World Cup this summer and Raiola could alternatively look to sell him in Portugal or the Netherlands, with Porto linked to the striker yesterday.

By Will Beckman