Inter Slated to Announce Extension for Highly Coveted Striker

Inter took Lautaro Martinez off the market after selling Romelu Lukaku. Unlike the Belgian star, who was wooed by Chelsea, El Toro did not give in to the lucrative proposals coming from abroad. In particular, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham, and Arsenal insistently chased after him.

Inter will soon reward him with a new contract, something they have been working on for a few months. According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the parties have reached an agreement on a two-year extension, until 2025. The Argentinian ace will get a pay raise up to €6M per season plus bonuses.

The club and the entourage have come to terms, and only the formal announcement is missing at this point. His agent Alejandro Camano hinted at it in recent days: “We made him and his family happy, he always wanted to stay at Inter.” The club turned down €70/80M offers from him this summer.

The new pact will not have a release clause, unlike the previous one, which could have been terminated for €110M, Corriere della Sera reports. Despite the extension, Inter will have to pay attention to PSG next year. The French club has shortlisted Martinez to replace Kylian Mbappé, the newspaper suggests.

After making it official with Lautaro, the Nerazzurri will move onto other negotiations. Their priorities are Marcelo Brozovic and Stefan De Vrij, whose deals are up in 2022. Nicolò Barella and Milan Skriniar are also set to get new contracts, the two outlets inform. The club plans to increase the wages of the two midfielders to €4.5M per year.