Barcelona cool interest on Inter striker Lautaro Martinez

Barcelona have been put off signing Inter striker Lautaro Martinez due to his €110m release clause, report ESPN FC.

It follows on from a report in Diario Sport that had claimed that the Argentine was the ideal long-term replacement for Luis Suarez and the Blaugrana would seek to a deal.

Last month, El Mundo Deportivostated that the Italian club do not fear the striker being tempted to the Catalan giants.

Reports from October in El Mundo Deportivo and Clarin outlined how the striker – who has scored 13 goals in 20 appearances this season – is also a target for Manchester United, following on from a similar report in the Manchester Evening News.

A report in Calciomercato claimed that the Milan-based striker has been identified by Barcelona as being the long-term replacement for the ageing Suarez, while Diario AS said he was being scouted extensively.

“Talk of Barcelona’s interest is true,” the player’s agent Alberto Yaque told Ole back in July.

“No-one’s called us, but we know that they’ve been looking at him strongly. It’s true that Barcelona like him.”

It has been previously claimed that Martinez’s market value is now in excess of €100m and he scored within two minutes at Camp Nou in their recent Champions League encounter.

His current deal runs to June 2023 and was signed in July 2018, when Inter paid Racing Club €24m for his services.

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