Lautaro Martinez tells Inter he wants to join Barca

Reports suggest that Lautaro Martinez has informed Inter Milan that he wants a move to Barcelona in the summer. The Argentine is Barcelona’s number 1 target this summer but they are struggling to meet his £97 million release clause.

Regardless, Martinez has told Inter that he’s interested in the Barcelona move and will reject any new deal that will be offered him by the club. It appears his mind is made up.

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A report by Mundo Deportivo has claimed that the Serie A giants are now prepared to accept a lesser fee in the region of £80m due to the financial implications of the coronavirus pandemic.

Therefore, Barca are working on ways to offer a package worth the amount and are willing to offer a player plus cash deal for Lautaro Martinez.

Inter have reportedly asked for Arturo Vidal on a permanent deal plus a loan move for Antoine Griezmann as part of the deal.

It remains to be seen if Barcelona will accept the offer. Inter are not convinced by Barca’s proposals thus far and will fight to keep Martinez regardless of his desperation to join Barcelona.