Inter would not likely sign Paulo Dybala on a free transfer this summer unless Lautaro Martinez were also sold.
This according to SportItalia transfer market expert Alfredo Pedulla, who reported in an Instagram Q&A, via FCInter1908, that the fate of the two Argentines are linked.
The Nerazzurri would be investing a significant amount in Dybala’s wages even though he would not require a transfer fee, so the club will have a lot to think about in deciding whether to make him an offer.
One possibility would be that Martinez has been sold, with the 24-year-old still attracting significant interest from major European clubs, in which case a move for Dybala would be more financially straightforward.
This is likely to be the deciding factor, according to Pedulla, who does not expect that the Nerazzurri would sign Dybala if Martinez were to also remain at the club ahead of next season.
“At this moment he has not decided,” Pedulla said of Dybala’s future. “We must shift our focus from his relationship with Marotta and think of it as a deal that I see connected to Lautaro Martinez.”
“Toro has renewed last summer until 2026,” he added, “he’s had a decline but his value is not in question. The possibility of a move abroad should be taken into consideration, for the moment we’re on stand-by with Inter.”