FC Barcelona seems to have gotten a few steps ahead of the competition in the Lautaro Martinez case. The Argentine striker for Inter Milan would now give his preference to the Catalan club.
For several weeks, rumors concerning the arrival of Lautaro Martinez at FC Barcelona next summer have been persistent . And according to sport.es, the common interest of the defending Spanish champions and the striker of the Inter Milan would be obvious, to the point that the chances of seeing the Argentinian international join Lionel Messi on the Camp Nou side would be very real.
Catalan leaders have been chatting regularly with the entourage of Nerazzurro for several months already, and the Interiorist would have been seduced by the idea of going to Barça, to the detriment in particular of Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain . However, the Blaugranas would remain on their guard, the fault of the positioning of Manchester City and Chelsea on this file also, two English clubs with the financial margin probably larger.
Press to reduce the amount of the transfer
For its part, FC Barcelona, despite Lautaro Martinez's desire to sign, would like to lower the amount of compensation claimed by the Lombards in this case, namely 111 million euros, or a release clause to activate. Relying on the player's desire to join them, so to put pressure on the Milanese leaders, the Blaugranas would thus like to reduce the amount committed, with the possibility of additionally [sending] the Chilean Arturo Vidal to reinforce the troop of Antonio Conte who hoped to enlist the former Turinese last January .