Lautaro Martinez reiterated his desire to stay at Inter amid speculation about a transfer to Chelsea, saying “my plan is clear”.
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport confirmed on Monday that Chelsea no longer had sanctions against the UK government following the sale of the club to the federation led by Todd Boehly.
The new owners are expected to invest heavily in the next transfer window to bolster Thomas Tuchel’s squad to compete with Manchester City and Liverpool.
Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a move to Chelsea, with Tuchel trying to link Inter’s talisman with Romelu Lukaku after the two sacked Nerazzurri from Scudetto’s success last season.
However, Martinez has made his intentions clear as he has expressed his hopes of staying at Inter.
“My plan is clear,” he told reporters. “I really want to stay at Inter next season.
“I haven’t been in contact with the club since today, I want to stay at Inter next season.”
Inter have already lost Ivan Perisic to former coach Antonio Conte at Tottenham, while Alessandro Bastoni could follow Croatia international north of London.
Simone Inzaghi’s side are expected to sign Juventus striker Paulo Dybala at the end of his contract, which will give Martinez the opportunity to meet his international team-mates at the top.
Martinez was in fine form in Serie A scoring this season, netting 21 times in 35 games – only Ciro Immobile (27) of Lazio and Dusan Vlahovic (34) managed to score the most goals in Italy. .
Inzaghi will be hoping to keep his key man with Inter next season as he aims to snatch the title won by rivals Milan in the 2021-22 campaign.