Inter open to selling Lautaro Martinez

Inter open to selling Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez has impressed and has decent numbers in front of goal in the Serie A but it seems Inter director Giuseppe Marotta is not yet sold.

The 22-year-old has been in electric form this season, racking up 13 goals and four assists in all competitions. He is also working so well upfront with new signing Romelu Lukaku.

​Inter are confident they will be able to keep Martinez, but Marotta confessed (via ​AS) they may be forced to consider other options if the striker decides he is no longer happy at San Siro.

"We are Inter and we don't necessarily have to sell to anyone," he said. "We want to grow up with important and young players like Lautaro and ​Romelu Lukaku. That said, the fate of a player is only inside their heads. If Lautaro wants to continue with us, we will be happy with that. At this moment, he is committed to us and we are happy. If he wants to take a different path, we will evaluate the situation."

AS state Martínez's €111m release clause is only active during a two-week period in July 2020, but Inter is understood to be trying to negotiate a new contract which would raise that clause even further.

Inter want his clause to be closer to €200m, so there is definitely a long way to go to reach a compromise.