Inter sources declare Lautaro Martinez is not for
sale, and he starts today’s friendly, but it’s
reported €90m could sway them from Atletico
Madrid, Tottenham or Arsenal.
The striker is in the starting XI for this afternoon’s
test match against Parma at the Stadio Tardini,
whereas Romelu Lukaku is not even on the bench,
getting ready for the €115m transfer to Chelsea.
Because of the Belgian’s imminent exit, Inter have
no intention of selling Lautaro Martinez too.
According to Sportitalia, today’s reports of
Tottenham offering €70m were actually from before
Chelsea began intensive negotiations for Lukaku, so
the situation has changed.
Regardless, there is no progress on that front, with
suggestions Spurs, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid
have never gone above €70m.
However, L’Interista and Calciomercato.com are
confident Inter could be swayed if any proposal
reached €90m, because Lautaro’s contract is
running down and negotiations for an extension are
not going well.
Nonetheless, the Argentina international’s agent
assured he is “never going to fight with Inter to
leave the club . Never. Lautaro is an Inter player
and he’s happy in Italy.”
Tottenham manager Nuno Espirito Santo was also
asked about the Lautaro reports today, but only
insisted he would “only talk about” his own