No Loan Move Say Inter
Arsenal transfer target Ivan Perisic has asked to leave Inter Milan; however, the Serie A side have played down the prospect of a loan deal.
Reports over the weekend linked Perisic with interest from the Gunners and the Croatia international was left out of Sunday’s 1-0 defeat at Torino.
Inter are being linked with Udinese’s Rodrigo de Paul as Perisic’s replacement, but the Croatian will only leave if Inter receive a bid somewhere in the region of €35-40million (£31-36million). Arsenal only want Perisic on loan with the option of a permanent deal in the summer but Inter coach Luciano Spalletti and director of football Beppe Marotta have already ruled out that option.
“You can’t leave for free and with your salary paid by someone else,” Spalletti said. “If, as Beppe Marotta said, he doesn’t want to play, then clearly he’ll be left out.
“That’s not a problem for me. Someone who cannot contribute to the team has to stay out.”
Marotta added last night that Inter have yet to receive any bids.
“Perisic? We must live with a situation in that some players want to be transferred,” he said.
“The player has expressed this desire, we want to satisfy him but also by respecting the asset value and for now nothing concrete has arrived.
“We wait for the next few days, but when a player correctly expresses his state of mind we must try to satisfy him. Then if he stays with us it will be up to Spalletti to reinstate him.”