Inter chief rules out Martinez scoop for Barcelona

Giuseppe Marotta, the Inter Milan CEO seems confident that Barcelona target and Inter Milan striker, 22-year-old Argentine Lautaro Martinez will stay at the club next season.

Martinez has been the focus of Barcelona’s transfer pursuit all summer with the likes of Chelsea and United also previously interested in his services. However, Inter are desperate to hold on to their prized asset. 

“Lautaro Martinez is the focus of other clubs’ attention in the transfer market, everyone knows this,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

“He has immense quality and many teams who would love to negotiate with us for him.  

“We have no intention of selling our best players, so if a player does not express the desire to leave, then we’ll hold on tight. 

“Lautaro is flattered by the attention of big clubs, but he has never expressed the desire to leave. Never. I am very optimistic that we’ll see him playing for us again next season.” 

Marotta also dismissed Martinez’s poor performance in the second leg of the semi final of the Coppa Italia versus Napoli which saw them crash out of the domestic cup competition. 

“There has been a lockdown for three months,” Marotta said. “He should be evaluated on what he’s done all season, not just in the Coppa Italia semi-final.” 

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