Barcelona could miss the signing of Lautaro Martinez this summer after a delay in negotiations, according to reports.
The Inter Milan striker is La Liga’s No. 1 transfer target, but he will come at a high price. The 22-year-old has a £ 99m release clause the Serie A team wants in advance.
And Marca reports that Inter’s insistence on one-time fees is the source of a stumbling block, as Barça is reluctant to respond to their requests.
Barcelona could miss Lautaro Martinez’s signing after delay in negotiations
Marca reports delays have alerted Manchester United and Real Madrid
The outlet also claims that Manchester United and Real Madrid are monitoring Martinez’s situation at the San Siro.
The Argentinian is favorable to a transfer to the Nou camp, but would also have liked an increase in his current salary, which also poses a problem for the Catalans.
Barça players have agreed to a 70% pay cut due to the expected loss of £ 134 million from the coronavirus crisis.
22-year-old has huge £ 99m release clause Serie A wants ahead of time
The striker was one of Italy’s most remarkable players with 16 goals in all competitions
Martinez has been one of Italy’s most notable players this season with 16 goals and four assists in 31 games in all competitions and has already admitted his desire to play alongside Lionel Messi.
Representatives of the striker said this week that the rivals of La Liga de Roma and Barça, Atletico Madrid, had missed the opportunity to sign the star two years ago.
Speaking to Tuttomercatoweb, intermediary Luis Ruzzi said: “I offered Lautaro to Roma in January 2018, when it cost 8 million euros (7.1 million pounds sterling), which was the price of his termination clause, but the Giallorossi did not want him. “
Barça is also linked to a reunion with former striker Neymar if negotiations with Martinez continue to slow.
Neymar has already been linked to a return to the Nou camp after the club failed to recruit him again last summer and UOL Esporte says the club desperately needs the Brazilian to play alongside Messi again.
Attention could turn to a meeting with Neymar if negotiations for Martinez do not progress