Report: Manchester City and Chelsea want £52m Inter striker Lautaro Martinez

Sergio Aguero of Man City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a move to the Premier League after a fine Serie A season with Inter Milan, Manchester City and Chelsea are keen.

Lautaro Martinez #10 of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on...

Manchester City are one of a number of Premier League teams interested in signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez this summer, according to Racing de Alma.

The 21-year-old is one of the great young hopes of Argentine football and has enjoyed an impressive debut season in Europe, joining Inter last summer for £19 million after a prolific spell at Racing Club (Goal).

Martinez, under contract at the San Siro until 2023, has scored nine goals in 30 games while impressing with his work-rate and ability to lead the line impressively in the absence of star man Mauro Icardi.

 

Racing de Alma claims that Manchester City would love to take Martinez to the Etihad given the opportunity though Inter, who value the striker at £52 million, are unlikely to sell particularly with Icardi expected to leave.

Chelsea are also interested, the report adds, alongside other unnamed English clubs.

Lautaro Martinez #10 of FC Internazionale Milano celebrates after scoring the his goal during the serie A match between AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on...

Interestingly, Martinez’s agent, Beto Yaque, claimed that Pep Guardiola’s City wanted to sign the five-time international in 2018 before he sealed a move to Italy, via Football Italia.

Argentine legend Hernan Crespo, meanwhile, compared him to Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero back in March of last year, speaking to Sky Italia.

Sergio Aguero of Man City in action during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford on April 24, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

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