Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martínez has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona since the start of this season.

FcInterNews once again relays the La Liga winners’ interest, but the Italian outlet also mention Manchester city.

Pep Guardiola views the Argentina international as a long-term successor for Sergio Agüero.

Therefore, the Premier League winners are ‘serious’ about the Nerazzurri forward and they would be ready to offer him a five-year deal worth €7-8m per season.

According to the report, the possibility of City signing the South American needs to be reviewed after UEFA banned them from European competitions for the next two seasons.

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This news make the Catalan club ‘smile’ as Barcelona are currently leading the race to acquire his services.

Inter, on the other hand, are trying to extend his contract, but FcInterNews adds both City and Barca are ready to offer better proposals than the Serie A side for Martínez.

If City are forced to miss out on next season’s Champions League, they may find it difficult to sign Martínez, even if they are willing to offer a better economic proposal to him. In addition to this, the competition from Barca will also make it difficult to conclude the deal.