Inter will make Lautaro Martinez the main striker at the club following the departure of Romelu Lukaku this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the Argentine will take up an increasingly central role and greater responsibilities both on the pitch and in the dressing room.

Lukaku’s sale to Chelsea has left a void in Inter’s squad, with the Belgian having been both a key player in the club’s attacking strategy and a vocal leader, with his influence having brought about good form from Martinez in particular during the past two seasons.

This season it will be Martinez who is given the task of leading the Nerazzurri’s line, and after his exploits winning the Scudetto last season followed by the Copa America this summer with Argentina he looks to be ready.

The Nerazzurri are working on a contract extension offer for the 23-year-old and hope to have an agreement wrapped up soon with the player thought to be ready to commit his future to the club, and could give him a major leadership role on and off the pitch along with a new deal.