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Report: Arsenal & Spurs suffer blow over £125k-p/w target, UCL club open contract talks
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Report: Arsenal & Spurs suffer blow over £125k-p/w target, UCL club open contract talks

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Inter Milan have finally held a meeting with Ivan Perisic over a new contract, with the attacker being eyed by Arsenal and Tottenham

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, the UEFA Champions League club have met with the Croatian international over signing a new deal with the Nerazzurri. Inter have been trying to tie Perisic down to a new contract but to no avail.

As per the report, Inter are eager to lower Perisic’s wage whilst the winger wants an increase to his salary, a problem that was the cause behind the lack of contract talks between the winger and Inter, with the Croat already earning a reported £125,000-a-week.

However, the two parties have now met for discussions in what could be a huge boost for Inter, with Arsenal and Tottenham both reportedly interested in a move for Perisic in the summer transfer window.

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According to the Mirror, both north London clubs are chasing the 32-year-old attacker, with Chelsea also interested in the veteran Serie A star who can also play at wing-back, something that would appeal to Antonio Conte and Thomas Tuchel.

Indeed, Perisic would be an ideal utility player in the Premier League for a top side, yet this news that contract talks are underway between the winger and Inter is a hammer blow for both Arsenal and Tottenham.

Inter now in the driving seat to keep Perisic after contract update

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Arsenal and Tottenham both have separate cases as to why Perisic would have been a solid signing for them, more so for Spurs given the player’s links to Conte, yet with Inter now in talks with their attacker, the Serie A giants are easily the favourites to retain the forward.

With the former Bayern Munich star a regular for the Italian side and hitting the peak years of his career, Inter could bend to Perisic’s contract demands, which will be a huge blow for Arsenal and Tottenham.

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