Former Inter striker Ivan Zamorano discussed Nerazzurri forward Lautaro Martinez and some potential replacements the Milanese club could sign in an interview with Mexican broadcaster MisionTUDN yesterday afternoon, local time.

“I really hope Lautaro stays at Inter. Lautaro is a young guy, 22 years old, Cavani is 11 years older and has enormous experience in different clubs. But Cavani’s arrival has nothing to do with the sale of Lautaro.”

The 53-year-old Chilean then highlighted how the Blaugrana cannot afford to pay Lautaro’s €111 million release clause and how the 22-year-old is the future of the Nerazzurri.

“Barcelona have economic problems that don’t allow them to sign Lautaro, in my opinion he’ll stay, I have no doubt. Cavani can be an alternative to the starters.

“There are many rumours, Sanchez will return to Manchester United and Cavani can occupy that space in the forward department. But I guarantee that Lautaro is the future of Inter.”

Finally, Zamorano discussed how the Blaugrana must offer Inter multiple players in the Lautaro deal due to the fact that they cannot afford his release clause.

“Barcelona must put €100 million on the table, which is the least that Inter has asked for Lautaro. Conte likes Vidal very much, for sure, but first they have to offer €100 million.”

The Blaugrana are incredibly keen to sign the 22-year-old Argentine striker, who is contracted to the Milanese club until 2023. Lautaro has formed a formidable partnership with Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku and has been one of coach Antonio Conte’s stars this season in the squad. Lautaro has made 31 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2437 minutes. In that time, he has scored 16 goals and provided four assists.