Lautaro Martinez is closer to staying at Inter than moving to Barcelona according to a report in today’s print edition of Italian daily newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
The report explains that Lautaro’s €111 million release clause is due to expire in seven days time and it seems unlikely that Barcelona will trigger that or offer €90 million plus Junior Firpo, as demanded by Inter.
Newly introduced La Liga rules which limit clubs’ spending in the transfer market plus the fact Barcelona have been unable to raise the adequate funds has complicated life for the Blaugrana club.
It therefore looks likely that Lautaro will stay at Inter for at least another season and the report also claims that Inter will offer him a new and improved contract during the off-season.
This season the 22-year-old forward has made 34 appearances across all competitions to date, in which he has scored 17 goals and provided four assists for his teammates.