Lautaro Martinez has been linked with a union with Lionel Messi but how will he settle in a squad already bursting with talent.
Antonio Conte likes to distance himself with those who do not fit with his work ethic. Remember Diego Costa.
But the former Chelsea and Italy manager likes to keep his favored players close to him. He gives them chances and allows them to settle in. Ashley Young and Victor Moses will attest to that.
Conte wants Lautaro Martinez to stay at San Siro. He wants him to deliver the elusive Serie A title. Conte wants an end to Juventus’ dynasty in Italian top flight football.
But Martinez is being courted by Barcelona and he wants to leave. The chance of playing alongside Lionel Messi is too good to give up.