Serie A club chief claims Tottenham target ‘has decided to stay’ this summer

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Lautaro Martinez
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Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target, Lautraro Martinez wishes to stay put at the San Siro this summer.

Reports emerged at the start of the month that Spurs had agreed on a €60m (£50.9m) fee for Martinez but the deal allegedly fell through following Romelu Lukaku’s move to Chelsea, with Inter no longer needing the funds from the Argentine’s sale. 

Martinez’s agent has admitted that his client is open to extending his stay with the Serie A champions and some sources suggested last week that the 23-year-old was close to agreeing on a contract extension with the club.

Despite this, speculation linking Martinez with a move to Spurs refuses to disappear, with reports from Italy claiming a few days ago that the North London club could launch an assault for the Inter star if they lose Harry Kane in the final days of the transfer window.

However, Marotta has now seemingly put an end to the rumours by insisting that the striker will stay put.

The Inter CEO said regarding Martinez’s future (via Fabrizio Romano): “Lautaro Martinez has decided to stay at Inter, he strongly wants to stay also with many clubs approaching us with official bids to sign Lautaro. We’re so proud.”

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Until there is an official announcement from Inter that Martinez has signed a contract, I believe this move remains a possibility. One would imagine that Inter will not be able to turn down a massive offer for the 23-year-old if they are not able to reach an agreement over a new contract, given that the forward has just two years left on his current deal.

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