Premier League giants Chelsea are expressing interest in signing Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic before the summer.
That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who provided a new insight into the Croat’s situation on Friday night.
Perisic has seen his name take center stage in the Italian media for the past 48 hours, after scoring twice in extra time to guide Inter to Coppa Italia glory at the expense of fierce rivals Juventus.
However, the Croatian’s double has since been quickly followed by suggestions that he will not wear the Nerazzurri’s colors next season anyway, after failing to agree a new contract.
Perisic’s current terms at San Siro are set to expire in the summer.
And one club, as mentioned above, that is understood to express a keen interest in taking advantage of this situation is Chelsea.
Blues boss Thomas Tuchel is said to be a fan of the veteran player’s talents, having first identified him as a possible addition to his west London ranks during the winter window.
Chelsea, in turn, are ‘hoping to negotiate’ with Perisic, albeit amid other suggestions that Inter remain ‘hopeful’ of reaching a deal of their own.
Perisić still has no agreement with any club. Tuchel appreciates it since January, but Chelsea is still waiting to negotiate, nothing done 🔵 #CFCs
Inter are still hoping to reach a deal with Perisić but need to improve their offer, and Ljubičić is not his agent.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 13, 2022
Turning attention to matters on the pitch, both Chelsea and Inter Milan face absolutely vital respective fixtures over the course of next weekend.
First, on Saturday night, the former will make the trip to Wembley, hoping to put an end to Liverpool’s four FA Cup final hopes once and for all.
Meanwhile, Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are set to visit Cagliari, who are fighting for relegation from Serie A, aware that anything but a win could see them cede the Italian top flight title to their city rivals. , A.C. Milan.
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