The situation of Argentine striker Lautaro Martinez remains up in the air at Inter, as the club are hopeful of securing the player’s future with a contract extension but a transfer away is not impossible.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, who report that the 23-year-old remains hopeful of receiving a larger salary increase than is currently being offered by the Nerazzurri.

With Achraf Hakimi having departed for Paris Saint-Germain for a substantial fee already this summer, the prevailing thought is that the Nerazzurri do not intend to sell any more important squad members.

However, with the financial situation of the club still precarious, the departure of a player like Martinez should not be entirely precluded should the right offer arrive.

A number of top European clubs are tracking the Argentine, with Spanish giants Real and Atletico Madrid, and Barcelona, thought to be among the most keenly interested, although no offers have yet arrived which are close to the Nerazzurri’s asking price of €80-90 million.

However, with the player’s contract situation yet to be resolved, a move away to a big club is not impossible.

The player is thought to be demanding a wage increase to a net of €6 million per season, with the €4.5 million figured agreed with his previous agent now off the table, and as it stands his contract is set to expire at the end of June 2023.