Chelsea and Tottenham are allegedly at odds ahead of the forthcoming transfer window, with both clubs hoping to tackle their respective striker problems in the summer. According to the Mirror, the London clubs have set their eyes on Inter Milan striking forward Martin Satriano, who is now on loan at French club Brest.
This season, the 21-year-old has made 12 appearances in Ligue 1 and has contributed directly to four goals. Satriano’s efforts have helped Brest close the gap on the top half of the table to just five points.
Chelsea and Tottenham are allegedly up against Marseille and Lille for the Uruguayan’s signing. Satriano, who joined Inter from Club Nacional de Football in January 2020, has emerged as one of Europe’s most promising teenage attackers.
The striker made his senior debut for the Nerazzurri on the opening day of the season, coming off the bench against Genoa. Satriano, however, struggled to establish himself as a first-team regular in Simone Inzaghi’s starting XI and left on loan in January for greener pastures.
Chelsea are ready to enter the transfer market at the conclusion of the season in search of a new striker, with reports linking both Romelu Lukaku and Timo Werner to summer departures. According to The Athletic, Paris Saint-Germain are interested in signing the Belgium international and ‘have the finances’ to do so, however they ‘haven’t yet given up hope’ on extending Kylian Mbappe’s contract.
According to the Express, Werner’s agent Volker Struth is already actively looking for a way out of west London for the £37.8 million-rated striker, with Juventus, AC Milan, and Atalanta interested. Meanwhile, in north London, Harry Kane has been linked with a transfer away from White Hart Lane. Even if he does not depart, Spurs do not have a genuine backup option for England captain Harry Kane.
Satriano, who has surfaced as a target for Thomas Tuchel and Antonio Conte, previously rejected down a transfer to Arsenal, according to his agent Nick Maytum in an interview with Italian publication Tuttosport via Calcio Mercato. In response to his client’s move to the San Siro, he stated: “Inter are Inter, and they took him away from Cagliari and Arsenal. Martin was ecstatic when he signed with the Nerazzurri, despite the fact that he was young, and that joining meant altering his lifestyle from an early age.”