Chelsea might miss out on this top striker for this reason

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Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez has been heavily linked with a summer move to Barcelona and Chelsea.

The 22-year-old has impressed for Antonio Conte’s Inter this season, scoring 16 goals and supplying four assists in 31 matches.

Martinez has garnered interest from many top sides in Europe, and former Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed the Argentine as one of the best strikers in the world.

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“Lautaro Martinez is one of the best strikers in the world,” Pochettino told Radio La Plata.

“It’s not just for what he does now, but for what his potential means going forward. If you start looking at hitmen for the big clubs, clearly his name has to be in there.”

However, report from Tuttosport claims Barcelona have reached an agreement with Lautaro Martinez’s agent.

The 22-year-old has a £103million (€111m) release clause in his contract at Inter Milan, which becomes active in the first two weeks of July, and Inter are only willing to listen to clubs that will match his release clause.

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