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Barcelona target Lautaro Martinez 'very happy' at Inter

Lautaro Martinez has been heavily linked with a move to Barcelona this summer but his agent Beto Yaque said the Argentina striker is happy at San Siro.

Lautaro Martinez 'very happy' at Inter amid Barca links – agent

Lautaro Martínez is "very happy" at Inter amid links to LaLiga giants Barcelona, according to his agent Beto Yaque. The Argentina striker has been tipped to leave Inter for Barça at the end of the season for a potential ink-up with international teammate Leo Messi, though the Italian side have regularly insisted they have no plans to sell the star forward.

The 22-year-old's €111million (£98.8m) release clause expired in July and Yaque played down the prospect of a transfer from San Siro to Camp Nou.

"Lautaro's transfer is more in the media than real life," Yaque told La Figura de la Cancha. "Lautaro has three years on his contract with Inter and is very happy where he is. He's had a very good season, still has the Europa League to play for and I hope Inter can go all the way in that competition."

"I've never needed to give Lautaro advice"

Yaque added: "I've never needed to give him advice and I don't need to now either. He's always been a complete player and has matured over the years."

Martínez scored 14 Serie A goals as Antonio Conte's Inter finished second and a point behind champions Juventus in 2019-20.

The Argentina international has managed 19 goals across all competitions ahead of Inter's Europa League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen on Monday.