Inter Milan chief Giuseppe Marotta has admitted that Lautaro Martinez could be allowed to leave the club next summer, amid interest in the forward from several of Europe’s leading clubs.
The Argentina international has starred for the Italian giants this season, scoring 13 goals in all competitions including five in just six appearances in this season’s Champions League group stage.
The 22-year-old has also established himself in the national team and has scored nine times since his senior debut last year, with the youngster’s performances reportedly having attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and both Manchester clubs.
Martinez is believed to have a release clause in his contract allowing him to leave the San Siro for a fee of £93m, and Marotta admits Inter Milan would ‘evaluate’ a potential exit should the player express a desire to leave for a new challenge.
“If Lautaro wants to leave we will evaluate the situation,” Marotta told Sports Mediaset.
“We are Inter and we don’t necessarily have to sell to anyone.
“We want to grow up with important young players like Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku.
“If Lautaro wants to continue with us, we will be happy. He is with us right now.”
Inter currently lead the title race in Italian football and sit two points clear of defending champions Juventus in Serie A, though they suffered a disappointing Champions League exit in midweek after losing 2-1 to Barcelona at the San Siro.