Tottenham Hotspur are determined to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez and they will soon test the water with a £77m bid, according to reports in Italy.
The Argentina international could be sacrificed by the Italian club this summer, as they look to make a profit in the transfer market.
Negotiations are ongoing for Romelu Lukaku to return on loan, while the Nerazzurri are also in talks to bring in Paulo Dybala on a free transfer.
According to Alfredo Pedulla, Martinez wants to stay in Milan, underlined by the fact that he has just opened a restaurant in the city.
But Antonio Conte wants to be reunited with his former charge and Spurs are expected to bid €90m (£77m) for the Argentina international.
The Inter hierarchy are believed to be looking to make a profit of around €60m in the transfer window this summer, which could see one of their big-name players leave.
The likes of Milan Skriniar, Alessandro Bastoni, Denzel Dumfries and Nicolo Barella have also been linked with exits.
Martinez has been a key player for the club in recent seasons, and formed a lethal partnership with Lukaku when Inter won the Serie A title under Conte in 2020/21.
The 24-year-old had the most prolific season of his career in 2021/22, scoring 21 league goals, but the arrival of Lukaku and Dybala would leave Inter with a bloated attack.
Edin Dzeko, Joaquin Correa, Alexis Sanchez and returning loanee Andrea Pinamonti are still on the books, and there won’t be space for all of them.
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