Real Madrid is prepared to beat Barcelona to €100 rated star Lautaro Martinez this summer, according to a report from Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset.
Barcelona has been credited with an interest for the Inter Milan attacker but they have been unable to sell their players in a bid to raise the fund the initiate the move for the Argentine attacker.
Los Merengues directors and Martinez’s representative and Inter Milan have an agreement in place for the former Racing Club attacker.
Inter Milan need fund to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as they aim to raise some cash to fund the move for the World Cup winner.
Inter Milan would demand a fee in the region of €50-60 million for the Argentine international and Real Madrid could include Luka Jovic on loan with an option to buy basis.
The report also claims that Lautaro has agreed on a contract worth €8 million a year with Real Madrid, which is €2 million less than the contract he is widely reported to have agreed with Barcelona.
The attacker made 49 appearances across all competitions, he scored 21 goals and laid seven assists last season.