Lautaro Martinez ready to sign new Inter contract despite Man Utd and Chelsea interest

  • Lautaro Martinez has previously been linked with Chelsea, Man Utd and Real Madrid
  • Inter have been keen to tie their star man down to a long-term deal
  • The forward's current contract at San Siro runs until 2026
Staying put?
Staying put? / Emilio Andreoli / Contributor

Lautaro Martinez is ready to sign a new contract at Inter despite interest from Premier League sides Chelsea and Manchester United, sources have confirmed to 90min.

The Inter captain's current deal at San Siro is due to expire in 2026, and his representatives have previously held talks with Chelsea and United in the last 18 months ahead of a potential move from Italy to England.

90min reported back in June that the two Premier League clubs, as well as long-term admirers Real Madrid, had all registered their interest in the talented forward.

Lautaro Martinez
Inter's main man / Marco Canoniero/GettyImages

Despite this, Inter kept hold of their star man during the transfer window, and have since been incredibly keen to tie the forward down to a long-term deal at the club, ideally before summer 2024. 90min understands that Martinez is now ready to sign an extension with I Nerazzurri following a career-best start to the 2023/24 campaign.

The Argentine has been in remarkable form for Inter so far this season, bagging 13 goals in 13 Serie A appearances - including a crucial equaliser in Sunday's Derby d'Italia draw with arch rivals Juventus at the Allianz Stadium. The captain's antics have fired Inter to the top of the Serie A table, two points clear of nearest rivals Juve, and also to three wins and a draw in their first four group games in the UEFA Champions League.

Speaking recently to the press, Inter CEO Beppe Marotta discussed how contract talks with Martinez are progressing, confirming that the player has expressed his desire to stay at San Siro "for a long time".

"Lautaro has stated on several occasions that he wants to be here for a long time. He's a player we want to be at the centre of our project for both the present and the future," he said.

"We're certain that when the will on both sides is to continue on together, then it becomes very simple."