Arsenal hopeful on signing Perisic this month


Arsenal are hopeful they can conclude a deal to sign Inter winger Ivan Perisic before Thursday’s deadline, claims the London Evening Standard.


Perisic has emerged as a top target for Arsenal and the Croatia international even handed in a transfer request over the weekend.


The 29-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United during Jose Mourinho’s time at Old Trafford.


United came close to signing Perisic in 2017 but refused to match Inter’s demands.


Perisic signed a new long-term deal later that summer but now wants to leave the Serie A giants amid interest from Arsenal.


Arsenal have already had a £3.5m loan bid with an option to making the move permanent rejected by Inter.


Arsenal hopeful on signing Perisic this month



Luciano Spalletti’s side are willing to offload Perisic this month but want £35m for his signature.


Inter will only accept a loan deal this month if Arsenal agree to a clause that would make Perisic’s loan deal permanent if he starts a set number of matches.


Perisic was benched in Inter’s 1-0 defeat to Torino on Sunday amid growing talk about his future at the club.


The Croatian has scored three goals in 18 league games this season, a long way short of his haul of 11 goals in each of the last two league campaigns.