Racing Club president Victor Blanco has confirmed that Lautaro Martinez’s representatives have told him that there is interest from Barcelona.

Lautaro has been heavily linked with a move for the highly rated 22-year-old forward in recent weeks and months with reports on the topic coming almost daily both in Italian and Spanish media.

Lautaro has a €111 million release clause in his contract but reports state that Barcelona want to do a deal on a player(s) plus cash basis.

Racing Club will benefit from a transfer deal due to having a clause which means they will get a percentage of the sale.

“I spoke to his representatives and they told me that there is interest from Barcelona,” Blanco admitted in an interview with Argentine broadcaster TyC Sports.

“Whatever Lautaro decides will be good for Racing, because what we want is for the player to be happy and play where he really wants to play.”

This season Lautaro, who has a contract with Inter through to the end of the 2022/23 season, has made 31 appearances across all competitions to date.

In just over 2400 minutes on the field, the Argentine national team forward has scored 16 goals and has provided a total of four assists for his teammates.