Inter are set for a game of chess with Lautaro Martinez’s entourage over the striker’s salary demands for a new contract, an Italian media report has explained.
The Nerazzurri met El Toro’s representatives at the club’s headquarters in Milan last week to continue negotiations for a contract extension, with Lautaro’s current deal set to expire in 2023.
As per Calciomercato.com, Inter made it clear during the meeting that they do not want to offer Lautaro as much as his strike partner Romelu Lukaku, instead offering a maximum of €5 million annually after tax.
Lautaro’s agents are not satisfied with the offer, having been promised €10 million by Barcelona when the Catalan giants were chasing the 23-year-old last summer.
Inter are said to be convinced that the Argentine international does not deserve a salary higher than the one they have offered, telling his entourage that they will only increase the proposal if he receives a higher offer from another club in the meantime.
Lautaro’s agents believe his performances under Antonio Conte this season are enough to warrant a better salary than that.