Inter will meet with the agent of Lautaro Martinez today to discuss a contract extension for the Argentine, but there is some work to do before an economic agreement is found.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the striker’s agent Alejandro Camano will be in Milan for talks and that there is currently about €2 million between the two parties on wages to resolve.
The Nerazzurri want to extent Martinez’s contract until 2025, from 2023, and are ready to start with an offer of €5 million net per season, while Camano is expected to demand €7 million.
Either amount would be a significant increase from the net €2.5 million that the 23-year-old currently earns annually, but it remains to be seen if an agreement can be found.
The club had been close to agreeing a new deal for the Argentine worth a net of €4.5 million per season at one point, but this was before he changed agents and now he is seeking a larger amount.
It is thought that Martinez wants to stay at Inter and extend his contract, but also that he is seeking a salary increase which reflects his importance to the club.
Since the club cannot apply the Growth Decree to the striker’s wages, he is likely still set to earn less than players like Arturo Vidal and Alexis Sanchez.
Martinez has already rejected offers from the likes of Tottenham and Atletico Madrid, signalling his desire to remain with the Nerazzurri, but it remains to be seen if a financial agreement can be found.