Both teams have been linked with a move for the Inter Milan and Argentina forward, but the recent update from his agent comes as a shock to both. The future of Lautaro Martinez at Inter Milan has dominated the transfer gossip mill in recent weeks. Tottenham had agreed to pay a sum in excess of €60 million for the Argentina international, but any deal would be hampered by Inter’s recent sale of Romelu Lukaku. Spurs are interested in Martinez, but Arsenal, who are based in north London, has also been linked with a move for the outstanding 23-year-old.
Martinez’s contract with Inter expires in just over two years, so the Italian champions will be eager to fix the problem in order to avoid losing the Argentine for a lower fee this summer or in a year’s time.