Barcelona ‘looking to bring down Lautaro Martinez’s £100m price tag at Inter Milan in player-plus-cash deal’
- Barcelona have a good negotiating relationship with Italian side Inter Milan
- Inter are open to selling Lautaro Martinez in a player-plus-cash agreement
- Midfielder Arturo Vidal has been regularly linked with a move to the San Siro
Barcelona have reportedly been met with a positive response by Inter Milan to a possible players-plus-cash bid for striker Lautaro Martinez.
The Argentina striker is a long-term target for Barcelona and widely expected to be their main transfer target when the next transfer window falls.
According to Spanish publication Sport on Thursday, Barcelona want to bring the mooted £100m price tag down and Inter Milan could be keen on a deal that sees players heading their way to the San Siro.
The latest reports in Spain say that Barcelona may offer players and cash for Lautaro Martinez
Martinez has scored 19 goals in 29 games for club and country in an electrifying season
They say that the possibility has been received well by Inter and that there is a good negotiating relationship between the two clubs.
One player mentioned is Arturo Vidal, who Sport says is in regular contact with the Inter manager, Antonio Conte.
Reports in Spain on Wednesday said Barcelona are preparing to offload up to eight players in the next transfer window as part of an overhaul of their first-team squad.
Arturo Vidal is one Barcelona player who has been repeatedly linked with a move to Inter
Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Carles Alena were all listed in that number, as well as Philippe Coutinho, Antoine Griezmann, Neto, Samuel Umtiti and Martin Braithwaite.
The 22-year-old Martinez has been in electrifying form this season, scoring 19 goals in 29 games for club and country before football was halted in Italy and, eventually, across the world due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
He has been at the San Siro since August 2018, when the Italian giants signed him from Racing Club in his homeland of Argentina.
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