Having said that, discussions were postponed because the Blaugrana now focuses solely on the Champions League.

The negotiations for Lautaro have been put on hold

The debates between Barcelona and Inter for Lautaro Martinez seem to have come to a standstill. Still, the Catalan club did not throw in the towel regarding the signing of the Argentine striker. Having said that, discussions were postponed because the Blaugrana now focuses solely on the Champions League. With their chances of domestic success virtually zero for the 2019/20 season. Barcelona sees the Champions League’s resumption in August as a chance to save their season. Lautaro has a clause on the issue of €111 million, although it was only valid in the first week of July. With this deadline, it is now unusual to see whether it was just a starting point for negotiations, or whether Barcelona can get a player for much less.

Inter are determined that Lautaro should focus on helping the club

Inter has noticed speculation around his striker, but with six matches in Serie A. They are determined that Lautaro should focus on helping the Nerazzurri secure a place in the Champions League next season. There is a small Europa League affair, of which Inter is still apart. The triumph in that tournament would have been a massive success for Antonio Conte in his first season at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza. They need Lautaro at best for these two tasks, and therefore they will not support any transfer negotiations until the end of August. Barcelona has some optimism regarding the signing of Lautaro in the end. So the club has had the player’s approval for many months. An agreement with an Italian club is all that needs to be found for the transfer to be completed.

Those responding to Camp Nou consider the deal feasible and sincerely believe that the initial price of €111 million can be reduced. Barcelona thinks that such a board is inappropriate in the current economic climate after the coronavirus crisis. But we will have to wait until August to resolve it.