Alfredo Pedulla has quashed the rumours that Lautaro Martinez is asking for wages of €12 million net per season to extend his contract with Inter Milan.

Reporting on his YouTube channel, the SportItalia transfer market expert outlined what he believes are the actual demands of the Nerazzurri captain.

Inter and Martinez have yet to reach an agreement on a new contract.

The Argentine’s contract with the Nerazzurri currently runs until the end of June of next year. But there is no doubt that the club will want him to sign a new deal well before then.

There have been negotiations for months now between Inter and Martinez regarding an extension.

However, as of yet, Martinez has not put pen to paper.

The reason is no big secret. Inter have yet to put forward an offer that is high enough for their captain.

And in recent days, there have even been reports that Martinez wants wages as high as 12 million net per season.

But according to SportItalia transfer expert Pedulla, there is little truth to these.

Pedulla: Lautaro Martinez Not Demanding 12M Net/Season From Inter

“The alleged issues with Lautaro and Inter are fake,” Pedulla said.

“It’s been corrected since some statements where it seemed like he had given Inter some sort of ultimatum,” he continued.

“In fact, even within his words he went from ‘by the end of the week’ to ‘before the start of the Copa America.'”

Pedulla said that “I think Lautaro’s agent talks too much. He gives an interview every five minutes, before and after every meal.”

“In my opinion he should stop.”

“We know that he loves Inter,” Pedulla said of Martinez. “That he wants to stay at Inter, and he’s captain.”

“I don’t think he wants wages as high as 12 million net per season, as I’ve read,” he continued.

Pedulla suggested that “I think what he wants is to get to double figures easily, possible starting from a base amount of 9 million net per season.”

“Inter have just resolved their future at the ownership level. The fund will provide the financial help necessary, and Marotta is exuding optimism.”

Pedulla gave the view that “It would be surprising if things went differently.”