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According to Spanish media outlet Sport via Daily Express, Chelsea have submitted a ‘very high financial offer’ for Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez in an attempt to hijack Barcelona’s pursuit for the Argentine striker.
Barcelona want the 22 year old striker to replace Luis Suarez, who will be 34 next year while Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is keen on strengthening Chelsea’s attack by signing the South American.
Earlier reports had claimed Barcelona were leading the race for Martinez with some reports even claiming Barcelona were close to signing the 22 year old.
Barcelona are reportedly worried after Chelsea stepped up interest in the Inter Milan striker.
The Blues are reportedly prepared to battle with Barcelona for the signature of Martinez.