Inter forward Lautaro Martinez’s release clause of €111m expires today and the Argentine seems set to stay at San Siro.
The 22-year-old attacker has filled the columns of Italian newspapers on a daily basis in recent months, as Barcelona were trying to lure the former Racing Club star to La Liga.
But the Blaugrana have reportedly been trying to look for a different solution to meet Inter’s asking price and include players in potential swap deals to get their man, failing to meet the required amount to free him from his contract at the Giuseppe Meazza.
The expiration date of the €111m release clause is set to expire on today, on July 7, and Calciomercato.com claims the player will be staying put.
The report claims the coronavirus pandemic has influenced the financial strength of the European clubs and even a giant like Barcelona struggle to meet such a demand.
Lautaro has scored 12 goals in 27 Serie A games this term, with his total tally at 17 in 37 games across all competitions.