Lautaro Martinez is ready to sign a new contract with Inter Milan, but a key detail must still be worked out.

Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, report that the issue of add-ons in a new deal is what the parties must still agree upon.

Contract extension talks between Inter and Martinez have now been going on for months.

It is not hard to see why the Nerazzurri are keen to tie their captain down on a new deal.

Martinez has been scoring freely this season. He has already found the back of the net 24 times in all competitions, and it is not yet March.

Moreover, Martinez is important to Inter in many ways beyond his goals.

The Argentine’s defensive workrate and linkup play are key to setting the tone for the entire team’s performances. This is a big part of why he rarely drops out of the lineup.

And Martinez has been Inter’s captain starting this season.

The 26-year-old inherited the armband from Samir Handanovic.

Add-Ons Separate Lautaro Martinez & Inter In Contract Talks

Martinez’s leadership role in the Inter team account for a big part of why he is now the captain.

As is the Argentine international’s loyalty.

Martinez has rejected the interest of many of Europe’s top clubs to stay at Inter in the past.

The likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, and Tottenham Hotspur have all targeted the Nerazzurri striker in the recent past.

He has also been on the radars of Barcelona and Manchester City at points.

And reports suggest that Paris Saint-Germain have identified Martinez as one of their targets to replace Kylian Mbappe following the Frenchman’s expected departure.

Inter are therefore ho[ping to nail down Martinez’s future sooner rather than later.

And the Corriere confirm that the Argentine is keen to sign a new deal until the end of June 2028.

Martinez would be ready to put pen to paper on a contract with base wages of 8 million net per season.

However, the striker and his representatives are expecting add-ons that would take this amount up to 10 million.

Martinez expects such add-ons to be relatively easy to trigger. And Inter have yet to offer a satisfactory deal in this respect.