Gazzetta: Inter and Lautaro locked on €12 million salary demand


La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Lautaro Martinez is requesting a salary of €12 million, a figure that Inter cannot meet. The Argentine has been in talks with the Nerazzurri management for some time, with Inter CEO Beppe Marotta suggesting the contract renewal would be resolved before the summer pre-season training camp.

Gazzetta outline how Lautaro is asking for €12 million (and potentially more) to sign a contract renewal with the club, while his agent Laureano Camaño had initially proposed a €10 million net deal in mid-March. However, the Inter captain has since raised his demands by a couple of million euros. This figure is not random; it matches the amount Dusan Vlahovic is set to earn from Juventus in the 2025/26 season.

During a meeting yesterday, Lautaro reiterated his desire to reach an agreement, indicating no immediate rupture in negotiations. Gazzetta suggest this is a positive sign, but Inter cannot fulfill Lautaro’s demands if they remain at this level. The club can offer up to €10 million , including bonuses.

Further discussions are reportedly needed and could take place very soon, potentially by Monday. The club has often appealed to Lautaro’s sense of belonging, and now he must reciprocate by compromising. The ball is in Lautaro’s court: he must decide whether to accept Inter’s best possible offer. If he doesn’t, unforeseen scenarios could unfold, which seemed unimaginable just weeks ago.


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