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Inter Milan chief says Lautaro Martinez is "focused" amid Barcelona talk

Inter chief says Martinez is
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Inter Milan chief Guiseppe Marotta insists that Lautaro Martinez is "focused" on the Italian club amid talk of interest from Barcelona.

Inter Milan chief Guiseppe Marotta has insisted that Lautaro Martinez is "focused" on the Italian club as the speculation surrounding a potential move to Barcelona continues to gather pace.

The Spanish champions are believed to have identified the Argentina international as a leading transfer target ahead of the opening of this summer's transfer window.

Marotta, however, has said that Inter will only consider selling the South American if he asks to leave, and the Inter CEO for sport is confident that the Serie A giants can keep hold of the centre-forward.

"Lautaro Martinez to Barca? He's focused only on Inter, he's a young talent and Inter have nothing to envy to Barca or other clubs. We can sell players only if they ask to leave," Marotta told Sky Sport.

Martinez has been in impressive form for Antonio Conte's side this season, scoring 16 times in 28 appearances in all competitions.

The 22-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid, is thought to have a £94m release clause in his current deal at San Siro.

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