Report: What Inter CEO expects from Lautaro Martinez amidst Spurs links

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Lautaro Martinez
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According to the print edition of La Repubblica (as relayed by GIFN), Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta expects Lautaro Martinez to sign a new contract amidst speculation linking the Argentine with a move to Spurs.

Inter have reportedly continued to maintain Martinez is not for sale despite reports in the British press claiming over the weekend that the North Londoners had agreed on a fee for the striker.

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.

The 23-year-old is thought to be keen to move to Spurs and has allegedly told his inner circle he wants to transfer to N17 this summer.

La Repubblica have now claimed Marotta is not going to accept the idea of losing Martinez this summer following the sales of Achraf Hakimi and Romelu Lukaku. 

The report adds the Nerrzuri hope to retain some stability up front for the upcoming season by retaining the Argentina international.

Although the Serie A champions have so far been unsuccessful in their attempts to get Martinez to sign a new deal, Moratto is said to be confident the striker will eventually renew his contract.

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Our chances of getting Martinez likely depends on whether or not he signs a new deal with Inter. With the 23-year-old having just two years left on his contract, Inter will have little choice but to cash in on him if the striker does not put pen to paper on a new contract.

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