Inter are set for crunch talks with Lautaro Martinez’s agent to sort the striker’s future, according to a report in the Italian media today.
Corriere dello Sport’s print edition said Lautaro was the most likely to player to be sold after Achraf Hakimi, if the Nerazzurri needed another big sacrifice in addition to the Moroccan.
Inter are confident they won’t need to sell Lautaro and are hoping to finalise the contract extension they agreed several weeks ago, with El Toro’s annual salary rising to €4.5 million.
If Lautaro wants to leave he will need either Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid to match Inter’s €80-90 million asking price, and neither club has come close so far.
Lautaro raised concerns over his future after changing his agent to Alejandro Camano, who also manages the outgoing Hakimi.
Camano collected interest from the two Madrid clubs and is due to meet Beppe Marotta and Piero Ausilio in the coming days to discuss Lautaro’s future.
Inter have every intention of ratifying the previously agreed renewal, but the 23-year-old’s desire to stay or leave could make all the difference.
Marotta and Ausilio want to keep Lautaro and raise funds by selling players like Joao Mario, Radja Nainggolan, Valentino Lazaro and Dalbert instead.