Inter to lose Martinez?
Lautaro Martinez is one of the hottest young prospects currently plying their trader in the Serie A.
The now 22-year-old joined Inter Milan in the summer of 2018.
Martinez has since gone on to make 65 appearances across all competitions for Inter. In those games, he has scored 25 and assisted five.
The Argentina international is having an especially fruitful 2019/20 campaign, netting 16 and assisting four in 30 outings across all competitions.
And in the wake of his good form, Martinez has been linked with a move away from the San Siro.
European heavyweights Chelsea and Barcelona have been linked with Martinez with it previously being reported that the Inter Milan star would prefer a move to the Camp Nou in order to play alongside his international teammate, Lionel Messi.
Now, this weekend, the Mirror citing Italian outlet Tuttosport, are reporting that Martinez is being tipped for a €150m move to Barca in the summer as the La Liga powerhouse eye a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 30: Anthony Martial of Manchester United celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford FC at Old Trafford on March 30, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Inter eyeing Aubameyang & Martial?
That same report from the Mirror also spoke about some players Inter are said to be targeting to replace Martinez.
Two of those players are Premier League stars. Manchester United’s Anthony Martial is understood to be on the Serie A side’s shortlist, as is Arsenal forward, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
And whilst neither PL side will likely be keen to lose a key attacker, the lure of Champions League football could prove a decisive factor if Inter do indeed try to pursue one of those two above-mentioned stars.
Inter are currently 3rd in the Italian top-flight, well clear of 5th place Roma.
Meanwhile, both United and Arsenal are outside of the Premier League top-four.