‘Inter CEO Beppe Marotta dreams of backing Lautaro Martinez with Paulo Dybala’

Italian journalist Xavier Jacobelli believes Inter CEO Beppe Marotta is aiming to build the team’s attack around Lautaro Martinez and Paulo Dybala next season.

Speaking to Italian broadcaster Sky Sport Italia, Jacobelli suggested the Nerazzurri CEO won’t want to sell Martinez and will aim to sign Dybala without having to sacrifice the 24-year-old.

Martinez’s future remains highly uncertain next season, with the Argentine one of the main candidates for sale as the club may have to part ways with a big name to bring in a hefty transfer fee.

Dybala’s pursuit of a free transfer appears to be another common thread running through the Nerazzurri’s summer transfer window, although given the salary he will command his signing may well be intertwined with Martinez’s future.

Martinez may well be sold and then Dybala signed to replace him, but Jacobello expects Martinez to want to start next season with both.

“Lautaro Martinez is one of the best strikers in the game,” he said, “hopefully he will be Inter’s striker for the future. I think the dream that Marotta had recently , although he will never admit it, is to support Dybala with Lautaro.”

“For budgetary reasons, Inter could decide one or two big sales, but a player like Lautaro is indispensable for Inter and is a very valuable asset,” he added.

“If I was at Dybala I would go to Inter,” Jacobelli said, “for technical reasons but also because of his relationship with Marotta.”

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