Chelsea are reportedly ready to smash their transfer record to beat out competition from Barcelona in the hunt to land Inter Milan’s £100million striker Lautaro Martinez.
Chelsea are lining up a huge offer to sign Inter Milan star Lautaro Martinez in the summer transfer window, according to reports in Spain.
Martinez, 22, has taken Italian football by storm since his switch from Racing Club to Inter in the summer of 2018, scoring 25 goals in 66 appearances in all competitions and attracting interest from many of Europe’s elite clubs.
Real Madrid made contact with Martinez’s entourage in January but Barca responded with steps to block their bitter rivals’ progress and Martinez has now decided that, if he does move to Spain, it will be for the Nou Camp rather than the Bernabeu.
The front page of Spanish newspaper Sport cla that the Blues and Manchester City have both m approaches for the 22-year-old, and pose a “danger” to the La Liga winners’ efforts of sign him.
The newspaper adds that one of the two Premie League giants have presented a “totally off-mar offer” for the Argentine, who carries a £100m release clause that is valid from July 1st to 15t
Barcelona consider that figure too high and have already offered Arturo Vidal in an attempt to lo Inter’s valuation of their prized asset.
Barcelona unwillingness to pay £100 release clause put Chelsea over Barcelona and are set to make him their record singing paving way for Oliver Giroud and Tammy Abraham to leave with Abraham rejecting new Chelsea contract
Moussa Dembele to Chelsea
Chelsea are expected to focus on signing Moussa Dembele in the summer transfer window after Liverpool stepped up their interest in Timo Werner,
According to Daily focus Nigeria The Blues were monitoring Werner ahead of a potential approach at the end of the season but Liverpool are now said to be in the driving seat for the German international.
Chelsea are therefore switching their attention to Lyon forward Dembele as they look to strengthen their frontline, according to The Athletic.
The Athletic report that Dembele will not come cheap, with the 23-year-old under contract with Lyon until 2023.