Former Inter Milan CEO Ernesto Paolillo isn’t worried about Lautaro Martinez and Nicolo Barella not extending their contracts, as long as Beppe Marotta is at the helm.

Speaking to Italian news outlet L’Interista, the former executive expressed his confidence in the Nerazzurri’s current CEO to sort out the key contract extensions at the club.

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

Therefore, it is not exactly as though the Nerazzurri are in any sort of imminent rush to tie either of the pair down on new deals.

However, new deals for both are still important.

Martinez and Barella signing new contracts would send a clear message about their futures. That’s no small matter considering that both are certainly of interest to many of Europe’s top clubs.

By all accounts, therefore, Inter are working to extend both the Argentina and Italian internationals’ contracts in the coming months.

Paolillo: Not Worried About Martinez & Barella Extensions With Marotta

Reports indicate that the talks with Martinez and his agent have actually already dragged on longer than Inter had hoped for.

There were suggestions that the Nerazzurri could have already wrapped things up in January.

But Inter have reportedly yet to meet Martinez’s demands financially speaking.

And then with Barella, there are no reports indicating any problems in the negotiations. The 27-year-old wants to stay at Inter.

However, an agreement is yet to be found.

Former Inter CEO Paolillo weighed in on the matter. “As long as Beppe Marotta is there, I’m not worried.”

“He knows how to take care of these situations,” the former executive said.

“And he’ll certainly find the best way of getting things done. Of course, we know that the lure of other leagues can be very tempting,” Paolillo noted.

“So never say never.

“But let’s hope not,” the former executive said.