Inter striker Lautaro Martinez is set to be entrusted with the captain’s armband when the Nerazzurri face Cremonese in Serie A this afternoon.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Argentina international will lead Inter out at the Stadio Giovanni Zini, with regular captain Milan Skriniar suspended following his red card against Empoli on Monday.

With the Slovakia international banned, and club captain Samir Handanovic unfit and no longer first choice as goalkeeper, the captain’s armband is set to be passed down.

Martinez is expected to be given the responsibility, unless veteran defender Danilo D’Ambrosio is named in Simone Inzaghi’s starting line-up.

However, with the former Torino player only just returning from injury and only expected to be amongst the substitutes, Martinez is likely to be named as captain.

The 25-year-old has already worn the armband once this season, after leading Inter out against Bayern Munich in the Champions League in November.

Meanwhile, Inter are keen to retain Martinez next season and will not sell him unless they receive a huge offer, in contrast to Skriniar, who appears set to leave on a free transfer in the summer.