The agent of Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni has issued an update on the status of contract extension talks with the Nerazzurri.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster TMW Radio, via FCInterNews, the 23-year-old’s agent Tullio Tinti made clear that he has never pushed a player to leave a club on a free transfer before, but that an effort must also be made by Inter to work out a new deal with the player.

Inter have made agreeing a new deal with Bastoni a priority, as the club would have no intention of letting the player go into the final season of his contract as Milan Skriniar has done.

Should the 23-year-old not pen a new contract before the transfer window opens, the Nerazzurri would reportedly be willing to sell him for a fee this summer.

It has been reported that the Nerazzurri are inching towards getting a new deal worked out with Bastoni, however.

Meanwhile, it was reported today that the player’s entourage have rubbished any rumours that the 23-year-old is demanding wages of €7 million net per season to sign a new deal, as he wants to find an agreement with the club.

Bastoni’s agent Tinti made clear in his statements today that from his perspective, there are prospects for the negotiations with Inter to progress towards an agreement.

However, at the same time, the agent also made clear that he expects Inter to do their part in talks.

“I’ve never pushed a player to leave a club on a free transfer, but I’ve had clubs do so,” Tinti said.

“Clearly, contracts have to be agreed by both sides,” he added.

“Sometimes, a player doesn’t sign a new deal because he waits too long, or maybe the club didn’t have an interest in offering a contract,” Tinti said.

“When everyone acts professionally, then I don’t think there should ever be any problems,” he added.