Lautaro Martinez: Chelsea battle Barcelona for the signing of Inter striker

Lautaro Martinez: Chelsea battle Barcelona for the signing of Inter striker

- Lautaro Martínez has been linked with a move to Chelsea and Barcelona

- Frank Lampard wants the Blues chiefs to bring the Argentine to London

- Manchester City are also said to be interested in his signature

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is one of the hottest and youngest strikers in Europe whose performances has caught the attention of many topflight clubs in the world.

The 22-year-old Argentine star is said to be wanted by Spanish champions Barcelona who want to reinforce their attack when the ongoing season comes to an end in Spain.

But the Catalans will now face serious battle from Chelsea who also want to sign Lautaro Martinez and are ready to offer Inter Milan massive sum of £100m to sign him.

According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Manchester City are also interested in signing Lautaro Martinez, but the main tussle is between Chelsea and Barcelona.

Barcelona are willing to offer Chilean Arturo Vidal plus cash for them to have Martinez whom they see as a long term replacement for Luis Suarez.

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But their fate now lies on if Inter Milan chiefs are interested in having Arturo Vidal in their squad or not.

Chelsea on the other hand want a new striker at Stamford Bridge who can provide good competition for Tammy Abraham and Frank Lampard sees Martinez as the one.

Abraham has been leading Chelsea's attack this season in all competitions and the Englishman has been impressive.

Earlier, had reported how Chelsea legend and former captain John Terry has reportedly told the club to intensify their plan to sign Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho this summer.

The Blues have already completed the signing of Ajax Amsterdam winger Hakim Ziyech on a five-year deal valued around €44 million.

He is expected to move to the Stamford Bridge once this season wraps up in a few months' time depending on when the deadly coronavirus would be contained.

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Ziyech has scored six goals and 12 assists in 21 Dutch League appearances so far this campaign and he is most likely to add more if he stays fit until the end of the season.

The teenage sensation has been highly impressive for the German side in the last two seasons - recording double figures in both goals and assists.

In the 2018-19 campaign, he scored 12 goals and 14 assists in 34 appearances. Meanwhile, the numbers have increased this campaign - recording 14 goals and 14 assists in just 23 matches.

And baring any unforeseen circumstances, the teenage sensation will add to his tally in before this season runs out.

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