Inter will be hoping for stability within the squad going into next season following head coach Antonio Conte’s departure, and securing the futures of players Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella is a priority at the club.

Today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Inter are working hard on contract renewals for key squad members Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella.

The 24-year-old Italian midfielder and former Cagliari player Barella is expected to be offered a salary increase to £4 million, with added possibilities of bonuses, to reward his outstanding performances last season and reflect his importance to the club.

Additionally, Inter are also negotiating a contract extension with Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez, who the club will especially wish to keep in the event that wingback Achraf Hakimi is sold.

The offer to Martinez is thought to be for £4.5 million with the possibility of bonuses and with image rights being the prerogative of the striker; it is thought that the main interest in prizing him away comes from Atletico di Madrid, although he would be happy to remain in Milan and continue his fruitful “Lu-La” partnership with Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.