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Barça transfer target Lautaro Martinez costs €21 million less now



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According to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Inter Milan’s asking price for Lautaro Martínez reduced to €90m. Earlier, the club was not open for negotiations and was referring to his release clause of €111m when Barcelona showed interest in the Argentine.

On July the 7th, the €111m release clause of the 22-year-old expired, and since the Argentine forward has made it clear that he wants the leave, Inter has no other option than negotiating with Barça.

The decline in the asking price for Lautaro Martinez coincides with the drop in his recent form: the player failed to score for 5 consecutive games and missed a penalty against Bologna which made his team drop points and pissed boss Antonio Conte off.

However, in the current circumstances, such a price is still very high for FC Barcelona. Recently, the club has sold Arthur for €72m to Juventus, but this leaves Barcelona with a profit of just €10m since midfielder Miralem Pjanic is heading the other way.

The next step is that Lautaro himself expresses that he wants to play at Barcelona, and Barcelona only. Then, Bartomeu can take the necessary steps to bring the Argentine striker to the Camp Nou.

Sources: Corriere della Sera via Mundo Deportivo, Forbes

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