Chelsea dealt transfer blow as Lautaro Martinez ‘agrees personal terms with Barcelona’ amid lure of joining Lionel Messi – The Sun

CHELSEA have been dealt a huge blow after reports in Spain claimed Lautaro Martinez has agreed personal terms with Barcelona.

The Blues had hoped to revolutionise their attacking line with the Inter Milan striker as part of a £300million overhaul this summer.

But Martinez, 22, has agreed personal terms with Barca, with the two clubs now just needing to negotiate a transfer fee, according to Sport.

Frustratingly for Serie A giants Inter, the release clause they had in place for their star striker will now count for nothing.

The Italians added a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave for £100m between July 1 and July 15.

But with coronavirus forcing the season to be delayed and the season-ending deadline pushed back, the season will likely still be going on.

Meanwhile, players who are out of contract on June 30 will be forced to stay at their clubs into the summer and until the end of the season, a Fifa statement revealed.

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