Lautaro Martinez future addressed by Inter Milan chief Javier Zanetti amid transfer talk

Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti is confident that Lautaro Martinez will stay at the club despite interest from Chelsea and Barcelona.

The Argentina international is hot property after having a breakthrough season at San Siro that saw him score 16 goals before the coronavirus outbreak.

His form has led to him being linked with several of Europe’s top clubs as a result.

Barcelona have identified Martinez and Neymar as their top priority summer signings, while the Blues are still short in the striking department.

Martinez has also been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City, but if he was to leave Inter it appears that Barcelona would be his most likely destination.

Lautaro Martinez will not be going anywhere, claims Inter Milan vice-president Javier Zanetti
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He has already played alongside Lionel Messi for Argentina and could be tempted by the prospect of linking up with his compatriot at club level.

The Spanish champions are looking to replace Luis Suarez, who is not getting any younger.

Martinez still has over three years remaining on his contract at Inter and there are rumours of an astronomical release clause.

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Speaking about the forward leaving San Siro in the summer, Zanetti insisted he would not be going anywhere.

When asked if the striker will stay in Italy next season, the Argentine told ESPN: “At Inter I see him happy, he identifies with the club.

“We believed in him. I see his future at Inter.”

Martinez’s agent Beto Yaque reinforced Zanetti’s sentiments, admitting earlier this week that his client’s focus is solely on Inter.

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He said: “He treats it [the speculation] as if it is nothing, because he is only focused on his club.

“But surely there is great satisfaction knowing that he…