Lautaro Martinez ready to sign Inter extension when Suning sorts out financial woes, Italian media say


Lautaro Martinez is ready to put his pen to a new deal at Inter, a report in Italian media confirmed tonight.

Gazzetta dello SportThe online edition of ‘sa describes the striker as “a pillar of the Nerazzurri’s future” following his impressive recent form under Antonio Conte.

Inter have made extending Lautaro’s contract a priority for the club and everything is set to be finalized with El Toro set to receive a pay raise.

However, the parties cannot officially sign the agreement until the Suning owners get the money they need to ensure Inter’s economic stability in the future.

A report from Tuttosport said the Chinese conglomerate intends to remain the owner of the Nerazzurri for the time being, instead solving the club’s financial problems by securing a hybrid loan.

US group Fortress is in talks on a € 250m deal and Inter chairman Steven Zhang wants a deal to be reached by April.

Lautaro has scored 14 Serie A goals this season, which means he has already equaled his league tally from last year with 11 games to go.

The 23-year-old will be eager to go when Antonio Conte’s side travel to Bologna for their next game on April 3, after South American federation CONMEBOL called off all of their World Cup qualifiers. FIFA scheduled for the next fortnight.

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