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Lautaro ignored ‘lucrative offers’ to continue at Inter – Moratta

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The Argentine attacker was a subject of interest for Tottenham according to sources but is adamant about staying at San Siro.

Lautaro Martinez “explicitly asked to stay at Inter”, insists the club’s CEO Beppe Marotta amid the speculations surrounding the player’s future.

Inter Milan had to part ways with a couple of key players this summer in order to balance their books in the wake of their financial difficulties.

The Nerazzurri pocketed €110 million from the sale of star striker Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea while made a profit of around €60 million from Achraf Hakimi’s transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

It has been suggested the Serie A champions are not yet done raising funds, leading to rumors Lautaro could be next to walk out the San Siro exit door.

Interest in the 23-year-old forward has been reported from Tottenham, who are said to be preparing for life after Manchester City-linked Harry Kane, as well as Manchester United, who are supposedly in search of a successor to the aging Edinson Cavani.

“Lautaro is a player who explicitly asked to stay at Inter, despite receiving other lucrative offers,” Marotta revealed to  Italian broadcaster DAZN, per Goal.

“We are proud of that, he wants to prove himself a champion here and we are very happy that he can continue his growth process at this club.”