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Inter Milan confirm there was an approach for Lautaro Martinez from Barcelona.

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

Lautaro Martinez of Inter [Getty]
Lautaro Martinez of Inter [Getty]

Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has confirmed there was an approach from Barcelona for forward Lautaro Martinez.

Barca have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine in recent months but the Nerazzurri insist the striker is now "out of the market".

Reports during the COVID-19 lockdown claimed the Blaugrana saw Martinez as a long-term replacement for the veteran Luis Suarez.

But with the ongoing issues at the Camp Nou, it is safe to say a possible transfer for Lautaro is off the table.

"There was an approach for the player from Barcelona, ​​but we never started a negotiation," Ausilio told Sky Sport Italia.

"There was a clause that was never triggered and from the day it expired we considered Lautaro out of the market."

The Serie A side are will to pay the right price for Barca's Arturo Vidal.

"We like Arturo Vidal for sure but he's a Barcelona player right now," he said. "If they'll let him go under the right conditions, we'll consider signing him."

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