Inter Milan and Lautaro Martinez have reached an agreement in principle over a new contract, one that won’t contain a release clause.

Following back-and-forth negotiations and a host of twists and turn, the white smoke has finally emerged.

The two parties were able to agree on a new deal that could push back the deadline from 2026 to 2029.

While the agent was requesting hefty figures, the management remained firm on an offer worth 9 million euros as net salary per year in addition to bonuses.

Lautaro himself was decisive in the final stages. The Argentine instructed his agent to accept the offer.

As Il Corriere dello Sport (via FcInterNews) explains, the last meeting between the player’s agent Alejandro Camano and the club directors proved decisive.

Inter Milan & Lautaro Martinez New Contract Won’t Include Release Clause

The Roman newspaper reveals how the player was eager to put the matter to bed before heading to international duty. He will join the Argentine squad who will defend their continental throne at the Copa America.

Moreover, the source reveals that the new contract won’t contain a release clause.

This factor may suggest that the 2022 World Cup winner intends to stay at Appiano Gentile for years to come.

Lautaro first joined the club in 2018 as a young prospect. He gradually cemented himself as the main talisman up front, and also inherited the captaincy last summer.

The 26-year-old enjoyed his most splendid campaign on a personal level since joining the club.

The striker led the Nerazzurri towards the Scudetto title while winning the Serie A MVP Award. He also finished the league as Top Goalscorer with 24 goals to his name.