Chelsea’s impending arrest of Romelu Lukaku has thrown a key for Tottenham, while the Argentine is happy to stay in Serie A
Lautaro Martinez is happy to stay at Inter, despite Tottenham agreeing a £ 60m ($ 83m) fee to sign Argentina.
While Harry Kane is looking for a way to leave the Spurs this summer, the north side of London is in the market for a new striker to lead the way.
Lautaro certainly fits the bill, but the player’s agent has moved to pour cold water at a possible departure.
What was said?
Alejandro Camano tells FCInter1908.it: “Tottenham’s offer? Lautaro is an Inter player and is happy in Italy.
“A contract renewal? Lautaro will never come into conflict with the club. Never. That’s the reality.”
When was Spurs’ deal agreed for Lautaro?
Apparently prepared for life without Kane, Purpose can confirm that Spurs have agreed a £ 60 million deal with Inter before Chelsea start their big money pressure to sign Romelu Lukaku.
With the Blues now reaching an agreement in principle for the transfer of £ 98m ($ 135m) from the BelgianIf Lautaro is sold to Spurs, the Nerazzurri would leave its numbers at the head of their attack.
Can the Lautaro transfer still take place?
It is currently unclear what the Inter council intends to do.
They were already on the receiving end of a huge backlash from fans, with the news of the impending departure of Lukaku, where ultramaterial promises to act, likely in the form of boycotts and protests, if more is sold.
After already selling Achraf Hakimi to Paris Saint-Germain and seeing Serie A head coach Antonio Conte leave at the end of last season due to a difference in visions, fans are understandably indignant.
Why is Inter selling their Scudetto stars?
The coronavirus pandemic has hit Inter hard and the club’s finances need to be balanced.
The sale of Lukaku – or Lautaro – would put the Italian outfit back in the black, but it would also seriously reduce their goal threat as a team.
It appears that Inter’s Chinese owners have decided to make sacrifices for the long-term financial health of the club and the fan base.
How far they are willing to go in terms of further sales, however, remains to be seen.