Contract extensions for Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella are on standby while Suning sort out their future at Inter Milan.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

At the moment, both Martinez and Barella are under contract with Inter until the end of June 2026.

That means that there is not exactly an imminent rush to tie either player down on a new deal.

But Inter have been very clear in their intention to extend both players’ contracts.

Reports suggest that Inter are ready to extend Martinez’s contract until the end of June 2028. And Barella could sign an even longer-term deal, until the end of June 2029.

Lautaro & Barella Contract Extensions On Standby As Suning Sort Out Inter Future

Contract extensions are already well underway between Inter and the representatives of both Martinez and Barella.

Both players are keen to extend their deals.

And whilst there may still be some financial distance between Inter and Martinez, the feeling is that Inter would be able to wrap things up with both players’ representatives quite easily.

However, the Corriere note, that doesn’t mean that either of the pair will put pen to paper right away.

The newspaper anticipate that new deals for either Martinez or Barella will not be confirmed until the end of May.

The reason for this is the uncertainty at the ownership level at Inter at the moment.

Suning are still working to agree an extension on the deadline of a loan from Oaktree Capital.

Therefore, the owners have not yet approved of final offers of new contracts for either Martinez or Barella.

One way or the other, the situation in terms of the owners will be clarified by mid-May. That is when the current expiry date of the Oaktree loan is.

But Suning will not give the green light on any big contract extensions prior to then.