Ben Jacobs Makes Clear Chelsea’s Stance On Recruiting Lautaro Martinez As “Direct Talks” Begin Over Lukaku Deal

Ben Jacobs Makes Clear Chelsea’s Stance On Recruiting Lautaro Martinez As “Direct Talks” Begin Over Lukaku Deal

Chelsea have “distanced themselves” from links to signing Inter Milan forward Lautaro Martinez, according to CBS Sports reporter Ben Jacobs.

The Blues have been credited with an interest in the Argentinian international recently and there has been speculation that the player could be involved in some sort of swap deal with Romelu Lukaku.

“Direct talks” about the Belgian’s return to Italy have begun but Jacobs believes that Martinez is unlikely to be used in negotiations, with Inter keen to keep hold of him:

Martinez has expressed, on more than one occasion, in recent weeks that he intends to stay at Inter so Chelsea aren’t really getting any encouragement from the player either.

As Jacobs mentions at the end of his tweet, though, there is still a possibility that a swap deal could happen, although it may well involve other Inter players. Denzel Dumfries, Milan Skriniar and Alessandro Bastoni have all been mentioned as potential makeweights.

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