Contact between Inter and Barcelona with regard to Lautaro Martinez is constant but there is still some distance between the clubs according to a report from Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

Barcelona do not want to pay the highly rated 22-year-old striker’s release clause of €111 million and are instead looking to do a player plus cash deal for the Argentine national team player.

As things stand, Inter currently prefer the idea of acquiring Junior Firpo opposed to Nelson Semedo as part of a deal for Lautaro, who joined the club in a circa €20 million deal back in the Summer of 2018 from Superliga Argentina outfit Racing Club.

Since joining Inter, Lautaro has cemented himself as one of the most promising strikers on the planet with him having netted a total of 25 goals and provided five assists for his teammates in 66 appearances across all competitions to date.