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Zanetti says Inter not in Lautaro Martinez talks with Barcelona

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The Inter man also discussed Lionel Messi & Arturo Vidal

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Inter vice-president Javier Zanetti says his club are not in talks with Barcelona over a move for Lautaro Martinez despite rumors suggesting the Catalans will make one more push for the Argentine.

The 23-year-old has been linked with Barcelona all season but a move has failed to materialise, although Goal have reported the Catalans are preparing a final offer for the Nerazzurri striker.

Zanetti says there are no negotiations currently and that he thinks Martinez is happy at the San Siro.

“Right now there is no negotiation with Barcelona for Lautaro. When there are good players and they are so young, it is normal for other big clubs to look at him. I see him wanting to continue his experience in Italy.”

“We are very happy with Lautaro and he is very happy at Inter. He knows that he is in a great club and here he is growing a lot thanks to the great work of our coach. We have played 18 games in two months and he has been in almost all of them.”

Source | TyC Sports

The Argentine also insisted Inter “were never in a position” to try and sign Lionel Messi despite rumors to the contrary and praised Arturo Vidal amid speculation he will shortly move to Inter: “Vidal is a footballer with a great career, with a great personality. But Arturo today is a Barcelona player.”