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Atletico Madrid target Lautaro Martinez

Lautaro Martinez

Atletico Madrid are now the favourites to prise Lautaro Martinez away from Inter, according to Diario AS in Spain.

The striker has already confirmed he was on the verge of joining Barcelona last summer, while Real Madrid are already interested.

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However, new Liga champions Atleti are now emerging as strong candidates, with claims coach Diego Pablo Simeone specifically requested Toro for his squad.

Inter need to sell in order to raise €80m by June 30 to bolster their coffers, and while Achraf Hakimi is on the market with PSG talks, Lautaro would provide a bigger profit.

That’s because he cost €25m in 2018 and would be sold for at least €80m.

Lautaro Martinez was a key figure in the Nerazzurri’s Scudetto-winning campaign, contributing 17 goals and 10 assists.

He has been discussing a new contract at Inter for many months, but it has still not been agreed.

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