Inter will reportedly do everything in their power to keep outstanding striker Lautaro Martinez in the summer. Corresponding Gazetta dello Sportthe reigning Serie A champions are ready to fend off foreign interest in a bid to pair the Argentine with fellow coach Paulo Dybala.
Dybala looks set to be on the verge of switching allegiances in Serie A. After six illustrious years at Juventus, La Joya is on course to leave Turin for Inter after refusing Juve’s attempts to tie him to a new contract.
Although Dybala’s potential arrival at Giuseppe Meazza has led many to believe Inter could sever ties with Martinez, the Nerazzurri seem to have other ideas. The 24-year-old was in the limelight as Simone Inzaghi’s headline star in the closing stages of the season and the club are keen to reward him by extending his stay in Lombardy.
Inter recently signed Martinez to a new long-term deal that should keep him at Meazza until the summer of 2026. The striker’s current deal doesn’t specifically rule out the possibility of a summer exit, especially with a growing list of foreign suitors.
Martinez has attracted a lot of interest in Europe’s top five leagues. Barcelona and several Premier League sides including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have their eyes set on the former Racing Club starlet.
However, Inter are now determined to keep their in-form star and pair him with Dybala next season. With Edin Dzeko in the twilight of his playing career, the Argentinian duo could lead the line at Meazza for years to come. And what a partnership that would be!