Inter Live are reporting that Manchester City could test Inter Milan’s resolve with a sizeable offer for rumoured Tottenham target, Lautaro Martinez in January.
Spurs were rumoured to be after Martinez during the summer transfer window, with the North London club even thought to have had a €60m (£50.9m) offer for the forward rejected by Inter following Romelu Lukaku’s sale to Chelsea.
Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta seemed to rule out the prospect of Martinez being sold in January, by suggesting earlier this week that the club will officially announce the Argentine’s contract extension over the coming days.
Inter Live’s latest update has backed up Moratta’s claim, revealing that the 24-year-old has already reached an agreement over a new contract with the Nerazzurri, with the official announcement being the only thing that is pending.
However, they suggest that a new contract might not necessarily stop City from making an approach for Martinez in January.
They claim that Pep Guardiola’s men are still on the lookout for Sergio Aguero’s replacement and are ready to make an offer of €80m (£67.8) for the Inter star in January.
The report adds that while Martinez would like to remain at the San Siro, a lucrative offer from City could tempt Inter to sell their talisman.
Spurs Web Opinion
I do not expect Spurs to make a move for Martinez in January, and so, this does not really affect Tottenham’s transfer ambitions directly. However, if City do make a move for the Argentine, that suggests that they are unlikely to reignite their interest in Kane. So, if the England captain is set to stay at Spurs, I believe Paraitici could decide to pursue a winger like Traore in January over a centre-forward like Vlahovic.
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