The agent of Arsenal target Lautaro Martinez has revealed that negotiations between the player and Inter Milan over a new contract have reached an impasse.
Up until very recently, there was confidence that the Argentinian World Cup winner would sign an extension but, speaking to Radio Sportiva (quotes via TMW), his agent Alejandro Camano said:
“Lautaro is at very high levels, then finding an agreement is not easy, there are many aspects to discuss. Today there is still no real agreement, so let’s stay calm and talk with Inter constantly. Now the important thing is the team, the moment, and he is happy.Lautaro arrived when he was a boy and had grown a lot: today he is a made player, he is the captain, he has two and a half years on his contract, there is a lot of time to talk, but let’s negotiate.”
“Today the focus is on doing great in Serie A and the Champions League. What we notice is that humanly he is good, humble, he fits well in his team and has a project, then if we reach an agreement very well, otherwise in football everyone they are professionals. The ideas are close, for now there is no agreement and we are working towards this.”
Arsenal have added Lautaro to a shortlist of striker targets
CBS Sports reporter James Benge confirmed last month that the Inter striker was one of four forwards being tracked by the Gunners.
Mikel Arteta’s side are also interested in Brentford’s Ivan Toney, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Bayer Leverkusen’s Victor Boniface.
A number of Premier League clubs will be keeping an eye on the player’s situation
Martinez has hit the back of the net 21 times in 27 appearances this season, and that scoring record means that Arsenal will not be the only team interested in signing the forward if he becomes available.
Chelsea and Tottenham have also been credited with an interest in the 26-year-old in the past. It should be pointed out that the player’s contract expires in 2026 so Inter have time on their side to tie him down to a new deal, but the Gunners could try their luck with a bid this summer.