Inter is poised to sign a new forward, and Tottenham has given Lautaro Martinez a transfer boost.
Lautaro Martinez of Inter Milan is apparently being pursued by Tottenham.
According to sources, Tottenham’s pursuit of Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez is getting closer to fruition, with the San Siro giants on the verge of concluding a deal for Lazio’s Joaquin Correa. Spurs have been linked with a move for Martinez ahead of the transfer deadline this month, with new manager Nuno Espirito Santo looking for more top-flight reinforcements.
Last season, the 23-year-old scored 17 goals and added 10 assists to help Inter win their first Serie A title since 2010.
According to recent rumours, Spurs and Martinez have agreed on a cost of around £60 million to lure Martinez to north London in the coming weeks.
Inter, on the other hand, is believed to have categorically disputed this claim, with the Italian champions supposedly hoping to keep the striker beyond next season.
They are already on the verge of losing Romelu Lukaku, who is slated to return to Chelsea for a club-record £97 million fee.
If Lukaku’s return to west London is confirmed, it’s unclear whether Spurs will be able to finalize Martinez’s deal, barring any major last-minute developments.
Last season, the pair combined for 49 goals in all competitions, and Inter may be short on firepower if both players go this summer.
According to RadioRadio, the recruitment of a new striker could be on their agenda, with Lazio forward Correa expected to make the transition in the near future.
Inter are reportedly ‘expected’ to seal the 26-year-signature, old’s which would be an unexpected turn of events.
In recent weeks, Correa has been widely linked with a move to the Premier League, with Aston Villa and Everton being particularly interested.
Meanwhile, Inter are mired in a terrible financial crisis, which has had a big impact on their summer transfer activities thus far.
In an attempt to balance the books, Achraf Hakimi has already been transferred out to PSG, and Lukaku appears to be next in line.
As a result of their predicament, Inter have spent less than £20 million on new players since the start of the summer window. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”