International star demands move as Arsenal continue talks over possible £35m deal
Ivan Perisic has asked to leave Inter Milan after Arsenal made an approach to sign the £35m-rated winger on an initial loan deal this month
The January transfer window is in full swing and managers are working hard on strengthening their squads and identifying targets for the summer so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest rumours. Today, Ivan Perisic has asked to leave amid interest from Arsenal…
Ivan Perisic has asked to leave Inter Milan after Arsenal made an approach to sign the £35m-rated winger on an initial loan deal this month, according to Gazzetta dello Sport.
The BBC broke the news on Saturday morning that Arsenal chiefs had made contact with Inter to discuss signing Perisic on an initial six-month loan with a view to making the transfer permanent for £35m in the summer.
Journalist David Ornstein said the Croatian international was open to the idea of leaving the San Siro after a disappointing campaign and Arsenal are hoping to lure him to the Emirates this month.
It seems the transfer talks have turned the players head as Gazzetta dello Sport are now claiming that Perisic has asked to leave Inter and will not start their Serie A clash with Torino later today.
The Italian outlet says the 29-year-old trained away from the rest of the Inter squad yesterday as negotiations continue over his possible exit and he will not take part against Torino due to distractions over his future.
Unai Emery is in the market for attacking reinforcements and has openly admitted he can only sign players on loan this month as there is no money available for permanent transfers until the summer.
However, Gazzetta dello Sport claim Inter are reluctant to let Perisic leave on loan this month and would prefer a permanent sale, so it seems there are plenty of negotiations left to do before we sign the winger.
Perisic has been excellent for Inter since joining from Wolfsburg in 2015 and played a key role in helping Croatia reach the World Cup final so I think he’d be an excellent short-term solution if we could sign him on loan.
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However, I think it would be a big mistake if we spent £35m on a permanent deal as he turns 30 next month and Arsenal don’t have the finances to splash that kind of money on a player who has little sell-on value and who will need to be replaced in a couple of years.
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