Chelsea close in on signing of striker as Italians ‘resigned to losing hitman’ Martinez in the summer

Inter Milan are reportedly resigned to losing striker and Chelsea target Lautaro Martinez this summer after struggling to meet his wage demands.

Despite the Coronavirus putting a hold to the Premier League season and despite the fact that the transfer window is still months away, there has been alot of speculation in the media about possible arrivals to Stamford Bridge, with a striker on the agenda.

It is no secret that Frank Lampard is keen to improve this side with some big time signings, and reports in the media have suggested he will indeed get the £200 million it will take to sign some top-class, big-time names players in the summer, with a striker on the list

Olivier Giroud is seemingly destined to pack his bags and leave the club at the end of the season having failed to agree a move away in the January window, while Mitchy batshuayi is more of a thirds-choice striker that is only needed when the other two are injured or need to rest.

And it seems that Inter Milan striker Martinez is now on the shopping list of the Chelsea boss as recent reports on SPORT claimed that both the Blues and Manchester City have tabled an offer to the Italians for their impressive striker.

The striker moved to Milan back in 2018 and has gone onto to be their main talisman this season, netting 16-goals in just 31 appearances, and they are desperate to make sure they get the most money they can.

Now reports on Spanish paper SPORT, claimed that the Argentine striker has rejected a new contract offer from the Italian, as the deal that he has been offered is a fraction what he could earn somewhere else, and he is likely to leave the club at the end of the season.

It will be interesting to see just where Martinez does end up in the summer if he leaves Inter as he is a very talented striker that has big potential.

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