Some sources have revealed that while Spurs had initially agreed on a €60m (£50.9m) fee for the player, the landscape changed following Chelsea’s £100m move for Romelu Lukaku, with Inter no longer as desperate to raise funds.
If Corriere dello Sport’s latest update is to be believed, Spurs’ offer for Martinez was much higher than the values reported in the British media.
The report claims the North London club made an offer of €85m (£72m) + €10m (£8.4m) in bonuses for the 23-year-old but saw it turned down by the Nerazzurri.
It is asserted the next few days will be key in finding out how the Argentine international’s proposed move progresses.
The report adds that Daniel Levy will ‘insist’ on Martinez as the Spurs chairman is under pressure to sort out Harry Kane’s future.
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The one thing that potentially works in our favour is the fact that Martinez only has two years left to run on his contract.
If the 23-year-old has his heart set on a move to Spurs, as some sources have suggested, one would expect him to reject any new contract offered.
That would likely leave Inter with little choice but to cash in on the Argentine before the transfer window shuts.
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