It’s been widely reported that FC Barcelona would like to sign Inter Milan striker, Lautaro Martínez, but Paris Saint-Germain has made that deal a bit harder to complete.
Had Inter not sold Icardi, they would likely be more willing to negotiate with Barcelona. However, Sport revealed that Inter is looking for a transfer fee of around €85 million while Barca is reportedly only willing to go up to €65 million and include Junior Firpo.
Barcelona hopes that after the 2019-20 season, Martínez will make his desire to leave Inter public to hopefully force a transfer.
The Argentina international is under contract with Inter until 2023, so the Serie A club has no reason to sell until their price is met.
Today, it was reported that Barcelona and Juventus FC agreed to an €80 million transfer fee for Arthur with the Turin-based club needing to now convince him to leave Spain. It will be interesting to see if Barcelona uses those proceeds to sign Martínez or Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic.
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