English Premiership side Chelsea are reportedly in pole position to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez.
According to reports in Spain, La Liga giants Barcelona have also set
their sights on the 22-year-old former Racing Club striker.
Martinez has scored 16 goals in 28 appearances for the Serie A side in all competitions, leading to interest from around Europe.
Chelsea and Barcelona also reportedly face competition from Premier League side Manchester City.
Manchester United have, meanwhile, consistently been linked with a
move for the San Siro striker, but could be put off by the transfer fee.
And now Spanish publication Sport (via Sport Witness) seem to think that Chelsea are winning the battle for Martinez.
The report claims that Chelsea 'have presented an offer' to Inter
with Sport suggesting that the Blues were willing to pay his €111 million release clause to secure the deal.
Chelsea’s proposal is 'much better' than the package Barcelona were
willing to put together with the London club ready to give Martinez
wages of €10 million net a year.
Despite the Blues offer apparently trumping that of Barca's, the
report adds: 'everything is in the hands of the player and the final
decision will not take long to arrive.'
- TEAMtalk media