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Sunday July 5 2020
Marotta: 'Inter good for Lautaro'

Inter director Beppe Marotta insists it would benefit Lautaro Martinez to delay any Barcelona move, while denying any talks for Chelsea full-back Emerson Palmieri.

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“Lautaro has not shown the slightest desire to leave,” Marotta told DAZN.

“Aside from dates and deadlines, the clearest situation is that Inter do not want to sell their champions or interesting young talents. If the player were to ask to leave, we would evaluate that together, but so far, that request has not arrived.

“I believe that, being a young player, it can boost his career to continue playing for a while longer at Inter. Being an Inter player means being part of a big club and that ought to be reason enough for him to feel proud.”

Inter have also been linked with a potential €20m swoop for Chelsea left-back Emerson Palmieri.

“I understand the many questions about transfer speculation, but I can say we have not had any contact or opened any negotiation for Emerson Palmieri.

“We are making evaluations for next season, but the most important issue remains this current campaign.”

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