Inter Milan are keen to extend the contract of their captain Lautaro Martinez, but are not rushing to do so.

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper note that it is not necessarily the most opportune moment to begin negotiations given the Argentine’s form.

As things stand, Martinez’s contract with Inter runs out at the end of June 2026.

The former Racing Club striker signed his current deal during the fall of 2021.

However, Inter are already ready to start thinking well into the future. Martinez is a player who the club see as part of the foundation of the team for many seasons to come.

The Argentine’s performances over the past couple of seasons have only grown in quality. Therefore, the Nerazzurri are prepared to tie down his future with a new long-term deal.

Moreover, it is not as though there is not interest in taking Martinez away from Inter.

Premier League teams Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur have all targeted the Nerazzurri striker in the recent past.

Inter Milan Want To Extend Deal Of Lautaro Martinez – But Not In Any Hurry

It is not as though Martinez is getting particularly close to the expiry of his deal.

Therefore, Tuttosport report, Inter are not going to rush the negotiations.

It is more of a long-term priority for the club than something pressing.

Whereas players like Henrikh Mkhitaryan are out of contract next summer, Martinez still has three years left to go on his deal.

And Tuttosport note that Inter won’t be too keen to negotiate on a contract with a player currently in his best form.

That would, naturally, entail great leverage for Martinez and his representatives.

As things stand, Inter have a positive relationship with Martinez and his agent Alejandro Camno.

The club extended the Argentine’s deal two years ago. That extension took him to wages of around €6 million net per season.

Martinez will certainly receive another pay raise if and when he signs another extension.

But Inter don’t feel that it’s the right moment.