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Chances of Lautaro Martínez signing for Barcelona dropping - report

Time is running out

Lautaro Martinez of FC Internazionale kicks the ball during... Photo by Nicolò Campo/LightRocket via Getty Images

Despite a prolonged flirtation with Lautaro Martínez, Barcelona may not sign the Argentine striker after all. His release clause, valued at 111 million euros, expires in seven days. And the Catalans do not have the money and will find it hard to raise it so quickly, according to a new report.

Inter Milan are expected to ask for 90 million plus a player to be included in exchange for their star striker, and it’s unclear if Barcelona have it all ready to go in such short notice.

Barcelona recently sold Arthur to Juventus, but bought Miralem Pjanić for a sum approaching the incoming fee.

While it has been reported that Lautaro always prioritized joining Barcelona, the new report says he is unwilling to agitate too much at his current club to force a move. That puts the ball firmly in the Catalans’ court, if they want to make a deal happen.

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