The contract extension demands of Lautaro Martinez are still too high for Inter Milan

This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport, via FCInterNews. The newspaper anticipate that Martinez wants 12 million net per season in wages, rising as the seasons go on.

The past couple of weeks have seen a lot of talk about the contract situation of Inter captain Martinez.

At the moment, the 26-year-old Argentine international is under contract with the Nerazzurri until the end of June 2026.

But by all accounts, Inter want to extend Martinez’s deal.

The Nerazzurri know full well that they have to tie down their captain sooner or later. They want to have him on a long-term deal as a clear hands-off message to other European clubs.

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

Lautaro Martinez Demands Still Excessive For Inter Milan

There have already been plenty of talks between Inter and Martinez’s agent Alejandro Camano.

But there has yet to be an agreement that would see the Argentine put pen to paper on a new deal.

There had been reports that Inter wanted to resolve the situation by January. The talks in the autumn seemed to be oriented towards this.

However, these negotiations did not produce an agreement.

And the reason for this was always clear. Inter had not made an offer that was sufficient for their captain’s demands, in terms of wages.

Inter are reportedly ready to go as high as an offer of around 10 million net per season. That would be with the inclusion of all add-ons.

However, Martinez wants more than that, reports Tuttosport.

The 26-year-old and his agent are asking for a pay increase to 12 million net per season initially.

Moreover, the newspaper reports, this would eventually rise to 16 million net per season over the course of the season, per the Inter captain’s demands.