On October 16th, we relayed news from Italy that Manchester City are considering Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martínez as a potential successor to Sergio Agüero, who will turn 32 next summer.
Later that month, Mundo Deportivo explained Manchester United are viewed as a ‘suitor’ for the striker, who has eight goals and three assists to his name in 16 appearances for the Nerazzurri this season.
The Argentina international has a release clause of €111m and Calciomercato.it claims it’s valid for clubs outside of Italy from July 1st to the 15th.
Inter’s idea is to offer him an extension, with which he can double his salary (currently €1.5m) and also increase or get rid of the buyout clause.
It’s claimed there are four European giants ‘very interested’ in the player, which includes Pep Guardiola’s side and the Red Devils.
For some, it would make sense for City and United to chase the Inter frontman as the two clubs could be in the market for a quality striker next summer to bolster their attacking division.
On the other hands, United have several young options in attack, and City have Gabriel Jesus.
Real Madrid and Barcelona also get a mention, with the latter reportedly ‘serious’ about Martínez because Lionel Messi has endorsed his signing at the Camp Nou.
The Italian website adds Barca are willing to offer Ousmane Dembélé as part of the deal for the South American.