Arsenal is reportedly exploring the possibility of recruiting attacking winger of Inter Milan, Ivan Perisic, on loan, in the January transfer window.
According to reports, Arsenal is looking to borrow Ivan Persic with an option to buy at the end of the season of 35 million pounds.
Inter Milan is also ready to listen to offers coming in for Persic. This is reflected in the statement of coach Luciano Spalletti.
According to Spalletti, Perisic has placed his desire to leave Inter Milan in the winter transfer market this time.
"This transfer must be realized with reasonable reasons. The player (Perisic) knows this situation well. He has been constantly trying to leave," Spalletti said.
In the last two seasons, Perisic has often been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea. Both teams failed to secure Perisic because Inter Milan set a pretty high price.
Perisic on several occasions claimed to want to feel the atmosphere of the Premier League before retiring. On the other hand, Arsenal are currently looking for attacking midfielders who can occupy multiple positions.
Previously, Arsenal were rumored to be targeting Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez. According to reports, Arsenal will try to bring Perisic and Denis Suarez until the close of the January 31 transfer window.
Arsenal have also spoken to Paris Saint-Germain about a loan move for Christopher Nkunku this month and they are currently working on several options but it will be difficult to get a deal done with their limited finances.
They are ready to offload Mesut Ozil but his £350,000-a-week wages are a major stumbling block and, even though Inter have shown interest in the past, the contract would be a sticking point in any potential swap with Perisic.
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