The Player Chelsea Wanted To Sign Ahead Of Timo Werner

Chelsea were said to have reportedly tried to sign Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez this summer.

The 23-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from Inter in the last transfer window.  Barcelona were the leading front-runners in the race for the Argentina international.

However, the Catalan giants were unable to agree on a deal for the striker as the Italian side reportedly refused to lower their asking price, which is believed to be over £90million.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, Chelsea also made move for Martinez, but the South American turned down the option to move to Stamford Bridge.

The report claims the former Racing Club youngster was only ready to leave San Siro this summer to join Barcelona or Real Madrid.

Martinez has been on impressive form for Antonio Conte's side at the start of the 2020/21 season and scoring three times in three Serie A games.