Internazionale are happy that they managed to keep Lautaro Martinez out of the hands of FC Barcelona this summer. The Argentinian forward had been linked with a move to the Spanish giants and both clubs even confirmed that there had been talks about the forward. Barcelona weren’t able to generate the funds needed to sign Martinez and Inter now want to tie him down to a new contract.
The forward’s current deal will run until the summer of 2023 and Inter are keen to break the deal open and extend it until at least the summer of 2025. It has also been claimed that Martinez still has a release clause in his contract and the Nerazzurri would like to take it out of the forward’s new contract to keep him away from any transfer rumours next summer.
Inter are now planning to open te talks with Martinez and his management in the coming months and they hope to reach an agreement before the January window. The two parties already held an informal meeting to talk about the starting point for negotiations. Reports from Italy say that Martinez wants to earn €7m-per-season, while Inter’s starting point is €5m-a-year.