Recent reports from La Gazzetta dello Sport reveal ongoing negotiations between Inter Milan’s captain, Lautaro Martinez, and the club regarding a contract extension. Despite optimism on both sides, a significant disparity exists between Martinez’s salary demands and Inter’s proposed offer.
La Gazzetta write that Martinez, a pivotal figure for the Nerazzurri, has expressed his desire for a €10 million-per-year salary to renew his contract. In contrast, Inter have tabled an offer of €8 million annually, supplemented by additional performance-related bonuses.
Discussions have been underway for several months, with neither party willing to compromise thus far. However, there remains a sense of confidence that an agreement will be reached in the near future.
According to Gazzetta, negotiations are expected to resume in the coming weeks, with a potential meeting slated for March in Madrid. This timing coincides with Inter’s Champions League fixture against Atletico Madrid, providing an opportune moment for face-to-face discussions.
The choice of Madrid as a meeting ground is strategic, considering Martinez’s representatives are based in the Spanish capital. The upcoming trip offers a convenient opportunity for both parties to convene and potentially finalize the terms of the contract.
Martinez’s current deal with Inter expires in June 2026, and the club places a significant valuation on the Argentine striker. La Gazzetta reports that Inter values Martinez at a staggering €150 million, underlining his importance to the team and their reluctance to entertain offers from potential suitors.