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Friday July 19 2019
Lautaro 'very happy' at Inter

Lautaro Martinez says he is 'very happy' at Inter, despite interest from Barcelona, and 'can't wait' to start the new season.

Martinez had been linked with a shock €112m switch to Barca following his exploits at Copa America alongside Lionel Messi, while his agent claimed there was truth in the speculation.

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Sunday July 14 2019
Lukaku perfect for Inter

With Inter continuing their pursuit of Romelu Lukaku, Vilizar Yakimov sees the Belgian as the perfect fit for both Antonio Conte and Lautaro Martinez.

The start of Inter’s summer mercato has been nothing short of remarkable. The Nerazzurri made a serious statement with Antonio Conte’s appointment shortly after the 2018-19 season ended and they haven’t taken a step back since then.

Snapping up a defensive lynchpin like Diego Godin on a free transfer surely looks like a bargain, while the arrival of two of Italy’s brightest midfield talents in Stefano Sensi and Nicolò Barella also speak clearly about the conviction of the Nerazzurri project.

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Friday July 12 2019
Agent: 'Lautaro staying at Inter'

Lautaro Martinez “will not leave Inter and can’t wait to start work with Antonio Conte,” said his agent. “It’s true there was some Barcelona interest.”

His profile shot up considerably over the summer thanks to his Copa America performances, as he now has six goals in 11 senior caps for Argentina.

This prompted speculation that Barcelona wanted to sign the striker who turns 22 next month.

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Thursday July 11 2019
Agent: Barca want Lautaro

Lautaro Martinez’s agent has claimed that Barcelona are ‘strongly’ interested in signing the Inter striker.

Inter recently denied speculation of a €112m bid from Barca for Martinez, but Alberto Yaque is adamant the Catalans are actively ‘looking’ at the 22-year-old.

“Talk of Barcelona’s interest is true,” Yaque told Ole.

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Thursday July 4 2019
Inter deny Barca-Lautaro links

Javier Zanetti insists Barcelona have made no offers for Lautaro Martinez and that Inter are planning for the future with the striker.

Barca were reportedly readying a €112m bid for Martinez following his positive impression at Copa America, but Zanetti made it clear his fellow Argentine was staying put.

“Inter haven’t received any offers,” the Nerazzurri Vice-President told TyC Sports.

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Sunday June 30 2019
Barcelona €112m for Lautaro Martinez!

Barcelona are preparing a €112m swoop for Inter breakout striker Lautaro Martinez, claim reports in Argentina, after his Copa America exploits.

The forward turns 22 in August and has been a sensation for La Seleccion this summer, scoring in back-to-back games and earning praise from the media.

He is the top scorer in the Lionel Scaloni era and has five goals in just nine senior caps for his country playing alongside Leo Messi.

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Friday June 28 2019
Argentina rely on Lautaro again

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez was again decisive, as he scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Venezuela to book a Copa America semi-final against Brazil.

The 21-year-old forward has been the breakout star of he tournament and confirmed why he was chosen rather than Nerazzurri teammate Mauro Icardi, pushing Juventus man Paulo Dybala on to the bench.

In the opening minutes of tonight’s game, Sergio Aguero’s wayward strike from a corner found Lautaro Martinez, who redirected it into the net from six yards with a cheeky back-heel flick.

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Sunday June 23 2019
Lautaro sends Argentina through

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez was on target as Argentina beat Qatar 2-0, progressing to the Copa America quarter-finals along with Colombia.

The forward found the net just five minutes in, making the most of a dreadful defensive error.

There were some scares along the way, as Qatar hit the woodwork with a free kick, while Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi missed sitters before Aguero finally rounded out the scoreline.

Juventus forward Paulo Dybala came off the bench, while Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul was by many considered Man of the Match.

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Wednesday June 19 2019
Inter give Lukaku new lease of life

Antonio Conte has tried to sign Romelu Lukaku for years and could finally get him at Inter, writes Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall.

Romelu Lukaku couldn’t make his intentions of moving to Serie A any more obvious. After claiming this was a league he had always dreamed of playing in, he went on to say it will be an exciting place to be next term. Heaping praise on Antonio Conte as “one of the best coaches in the world,” the Belgian forward has certainly laid down his marker that he expects to be in Milan next season. How would he fit in the new Nerazzurri system and would he be able to replace Mauro Icardi?

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Saturday June 8 2019
Lautaro on target for Argentina

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez scored two goals in Argentina’s 5-1 friendly win over Nicaragua last night.

They are warming up for the Copa America and Lautaro confirmed why he was included in the squad at the expense of Nerazzurri teammate Mauro Icardi.

The 21-year-old came off the bench in place of Sergio Aguero and promptly scored twice in just 10 minutes, both from corners.

“I am very happy to have scored with the Seleccion shirt again,” ‘El Toro’ told reporters, as he now has four goals in just seven senior caps.

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