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Inter prepared to cash in on Lautaro Martinez

Inter Milan CEO Giuseppe Marotta has admitted Manchester United target Lautaro Martinez could leave in January.

The 22-year-old Argentine has scored eight goals in 15 appearances as he has formed a formidable partnership with Romelu Lukaku, leading to speculation linking him with Europe’s top clubs, including United.

According to Calciomercato, Martinez has a release clause of €111m (around £95m), although that only becomes valid for United and clubs outside of Italy next July.

And Marotta has admitted that he will not stand in the way of Martinez leaving in January.

“If Lautaro wants to leave we will evaluate the situation,” Marotta told Italian outlet Sports Mediaset.

“We are Inter and we don’t necessarily have to sell to anyone. We want to grow up with important young players like Lautaro and Romelu Lukaku.

“If Lautaro wants to continue with us, we will be happy. He is with us right now.”

Martinez moved to Inter in 2018 for €22.7m and became an almost instant hero when he scored against bitter rivals AC Milan last season.

Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti said recently: “Lautaro is only 22-years-old and has exploded with a very high return in a short time. In signing him we made an investment that will pay off in the future.

“Barcelona are interested? We want him stay with us. He’s only 22-years-old, I hope he stays here for a while.

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