Inter Ward Off Premier League Pair Keen on Martinez

Inter could part ways with one or two cornerstones in the summer, as they have been doing regularly since the Chinese ownership tightened the belt, but Lautaro Martinez won’t be part of those discussions, even though he’s one of their most profitable players. They have turned away recent inquiries as he will continue to be an integral part of their technical project.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Tottenham and Manchester United tested the waters through an intermediary. The Nerazzurri refused to sit at the table and start debating his price tag, which could easily be upward of €80M.

The two Premier League powerhouses considered Martinez a potential consolation prize for the Harry Kane saga. The Red Devils have been trying to lure him for years. However, they might not manage to acquire him next summer either. Instead, the Spurs are preparing fallback plans in case their ace departed. They had targeted the Argentine in the past as well.

Both outfits will have to adjust their strategies and target different strikers. El Toro is on the same page with the club. He would have signed off on joining Barcelona before the pandemic, but he’s been completely content to stay put afterward.

Inter will have to collect conspicuous sums from the transfer market if they missed out on the Champions League qualification. But they have a few other players to profit from instead of Martinez, for instance, André Onana, Denzel Dumfries, and Marcelo Brozovic. In addition, they have gained steam in Serie A. They currently share the fourth position with Roma and Milan.

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