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Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur interested in making summer move for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic

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North London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur could be set for a summer battle to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to reports. 

Arsenal were linked to the Croatian international in January. While Perisic was open to a move, Arsenal – with a severely restricted transfer kitty – couldn’t muster a bid that would tempt Inter into selling.

Tottenham also signalled an interest in January but didn’t make any moves.

But both clubs are said to retain their interest and will seek to make full bids in the summer for 30-year-old Perisic, according to Italian newspaper the Corriere dello Sport.

Perisic, who was part of the Croatia side that finished as runners-up in last year’s World Cup, has the width that both sides want, and would strengthen both their squads.

It is thought that the player is open to a move and would like to play in the Premier League before his career ends.

However, whether Inter will be prepared to sell depends on whether they can sign a replacement or need to free up funds for other signings.

Inter have been linked with a move for Dutch forward Steven Bergwijn as well as making on-loan Monaco player Keita Balde’s move permanent. Both could cost in excess of £30 million, so Perisic, who would command a similar fee, could be sold to free up funds.

Tottenham Hotspur planning summer move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic

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Tottenham Hotspur could make Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic their first signing in more than a year this summer, according to reports in Italy. 

Tuttosport has claimed that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of Perisic, especially after this performances in the Champions League.

They add that Spurs enquired about the Croatian international in January and will look to sign him in the summer.

Perisic had been a target for Spurs’ North London rivals Arsenal in January but a deal could not be agreed.

Since then Perisic has been back in the Inter side but he is still expected to leave the club.

Tuttosport added that Inter’s bosses could be open to a player-plus-cash deal. Players who could move to Inter include full-back Serge Aurier and Moussa Sissoko.

Aurier has struggled for game time this season behind Kieran Trippier and would be the likelier option as a makeweight in any deal as Sissoko is a key part of Pochettino’s squad.

Arsenal seek deal to land Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic on loan

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Arsenal want to sign Inter Milan’s want-away winger Ivan Perisic on loan until the end of the season. 

The Gunners only have enough budget to make loan signings, but Perisic is believed to be available.

Perisic, who was part of the Croatia side that finished runners-up at last summer’s World Cup, has handed in a transfer request at Inter.

Arsenal boss Unai Emery is looking for attacking midfielders to boost competition for places and Perisic would fit the bill. The Gunners have also been linked with Barcelona squad players Denis Suarez and Malcom this month – although it has been reported that the Suarez deal is now off.

Manchester United have previously wanted to sign Perisic – in the past 2 transfer windows then-United boss Jose Mourinho tried to sign him but the club wouldn’t meet Inter’s valuation of the 29-year-old.

However, interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has not indicated that United want to resurrect any deal.

This doesn’t leave the way entirely clear for Arsenal – other clubs around Europe are sure to want someone of Perisic’s quality if it is available.

Another potential pitfall is that Inter want to either sell Perisic or see him go out on a loan deal that will be made permanent in the summer – not just an option to buy, according to reports in Italy. Arsenal may well prefer the latter option.

Manchester United line up double swoop for Croatian World Cup heroes

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Manchester United are reportedly lining up bids for Croatian World Cup stars Ante Rebic and Ivan Perisic.

Reports in Italy say that United are preparing a £44 million bid for Rebic, who plays for Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt.

In addition, the club are also said to be in advanced talks over a deal to bring Perisic to Old Trafford from Inter Milan, according to reports in France.

Both players were integral parts of the Croatian side that finished runners-up to France in the World Cup.

Rebic, 24, scored against Argentina in the group stage, but also committed the most fouls in the tournament. However, he could provide some steel up front that manager Jose Mourinho wants.

Meanwhile Perisic, 29, scored against England in Croatia’s semi-final win. He has been a long-term target for United and, as a more traditional winger, is something different to the current squad. His representatives are said to be flying to England with a view to doing a deal.

No values have been mentioned, but it would doubtless be north of £50 million as Inter will not want to lose one of their stars.

Should either or both of these deals be concluded, then it could hasten Anthony Martial’s departure from Old Trafford. He is known to want more playing time and may seek pastures new. If he did, his fee would likely cover the cost of bringing one of Rebic or Perisic in.

Chelsea in bid to beat Manchester United to sign Ivan Perisic

Chelsea have entered the race to sign Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic – a long time target of Manchester United.

Reigning Premier League champions Chelsea were surprisingly beaten at home by Burnley at the weekend and this highlighted how new blood was needed.

Manchester United have been targeting Perisic, valued at £48 million by Inter, all summer but have failed to conclude a deal, although negotiations are ongoing. Now Chelsea are seeking to whip Perisic from under their rivals’ nose.

However, Inter have repeatedly said they do not want to sell the midfielder.

Chelsea are also understood to be preparing bids for Leicester City’s Danny Drinkwater and Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Juventus full-back Alex Sandro in the next couple of weeks.