Arsenal in talks to sign long-term Manchester United target Perisic

Arsenal Begin Talk Over Possible Ivan Perisic Loan Capture -

Arsenal line up £35m move for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perišić

Arsenal are believed to want to loan the Croatian for the rest of the season with the option to buy permanently for £35 million. In 2017, Inter turned down Manchester United after Jose Mourinho made Perisic a top target.

The 29-year-old joined Inter in the summer of 2015 from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg, netting 32 goals in 123 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri.

Arsenal's hopes of signing Perisic this month will undoubtedly be boosted by the winger's previous comments about a move to England. After his transfer request, Perisic has been forced outside of Inter's first team and will not feature as long as he wants to leave.

Speaking about the star last night, Unai Emery said: "We need wingers".

Inter chief executive Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the Serie A club are yet to receive an offer for Ivan Perisic. The Italian denied that a bid had been received.

"Players are employees of the club". The Gunners seem to have tempted the Croat by reportedly offering him a £250,000-a-week deal, which would make him the second highest earner at the club.

"It is hard to keep hold of players if they don't want to stay", he told Sky Sport Italia after emerging from a meeting with club directors on Monday evening. "We will see in the coming days".

"You can't leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else", Spalletti said.

An option to buy is likely to cost Arsenal £30million with wages of £250,000-a-week, reports in Italy say.

Inter Milan chief executive Giuseppe Marotta admits that it will be hard to keep wantaway Arsenal target Ivan Perisic, but insists that there have been no offers.

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