Barcelona are fearful of being caught up in a bidding war for Inter striker Lautaro Martinez and as a result they are going to try and speed things up according to a report in today’s print edition of Corriere dello Sport.

Barcelona have absolutely no intention of meeting the 22-year-old Argentine national team striker’s €111 million release clause and instead want to do a player or players plus cash deal to get him.

The Catalonia based club are thinking about bringing in Lautaro to serve as their striker for the long term with Luis Suarez getting on a bit and rumours of a move to Major League Soccer persisting.

The report goes on to explain that Barcelona want to close a deal for Lautaro, who has a contract with Inter until 2023, this Summer as they fear if he performs well at next Summer’s Copa America a number of other clubs will be interested in signing him.