Arsenal’s move to sign Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic is likely to be decided today, according to Francesco Porzio of reliable Italian outlet Di Marzio.
Writing on Twitter, Porzio claimed that today is a key day in Arsenal’s pursuit of the wide man. According to him, if nothing happens today, it’s unlikely that will change in the final 24 hours of the transfer window.
Today is the key day for Ivan #Perisic. If nothing happens, unlikely that something will change in the last 24 hours
— Francesco Porzio (@fraporzio95) January 29, 2019
This directly contradicts previous reports from outlets like ESPN, claiming the negotiations are complicated and could drag on until the final day. It seems Inter don’t want to wait that long to finalise things.
Quotidiano reported on Monday that Arsenal had ‘re-established contacts’ with Inter over a move this week. They claim the Serie A side are looking at Yannick Carrasco as a possible replacement.
Inter director Giuseppe Marotta admitted over the weekend that Perisic has asked to leave, in quotes reported by the BBC. The article added that the BBC understand Inter would be willing to do business for £35m-£40m, but that Arsenal want to sign the player on loan.
Meanwhile, FCInterNews.it report that Perisic has already agreed terms with Arsenal for a contract worth €3m from now until June. Then he’d get a deal worth €6.5m from then on if The Gunners activated an option-to-buy in his contract. It’s just about finding an agreement between the two clubs now.