Inter Milan director Giuseppe Marotta admits Arsenal target Ivan Perisic has requested a transfer as he pushes for a move this month.
The Croatian left-winger was an unused substitute as Inter saw their Scudetto hopes left in tatters following a 1-0 Serie A defeat at Torino on Sunday.
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Before the game, Marotta told Sky Sports Italia: “Perisic has asked to leave but there is no offer for him. We will see in the coming days.”
Arsenal have been strongly linked with Perisic, who had played 18 of Inter’s 20 Serie A games this season, but are looking for a deal that would see him initially only come on loan.
Inter would be prepared to do business for between £35m-£40m, having rejected a similar-sized offer from Manchester United in 2017.
The latest reports in Italy suggest Arsenal are working on a compromise and Inter might allow Perisic to leave if a clause is inserted that requires the north Londoners to buy him outright in the summer for around £30millon.
“Many players ask for a transfer,” added Marotta. “Perisic has expressed this desire, we must try to satisfy him, respecting the asset value that the player has for the club.”