Giacomo Raspadori will only become an Inter player if Lautaro Martinez departs in the summer, according to reports.

This from today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim that signing the 21-year-old Sassuolo striker will only be economically feasible for the Nerazzurri in the event of Martinez’s sale for a large fee.

Raspadori has been linked to the Nerazzurri in recent weeks, with contacts thought to be ongoing between clubs and the club having made their interest clear.

Raspadori has been proposed as a possible to target to replace Martinez should the 23-year-old depart, with persistent links away for the Argentine especially to the big Spanish clubs.

However, it is also thought that the interest in the player is strong enough from Inter that the club would even like to bring him in as a backup and to compete for the attacking positions if Martinez stays.

However, the Nerazzurri are currently in a difficult economic situation, even with the imminent sale of Achraf Hakimi, and furthermore have transfer targets in other positions, and so Raspadori’s purchase would likely be extremely difficult to achieve economically speaking.

Should Martinez be sold it would be a much different story, with the Nerazzurri placing a very high valuation on the Argentine, but thus far no offers have come in which approach the club’s €90 million price tag for the player.