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Arsenal are interested in signing Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to reports.
Perisic is one of few Inter Milan players who is attracting interest from clubs outside Italy and it seems Arsenal have now joined the long list of clubs keeping an eye on the winger in view to making a move in the summer transfer window.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool are all rumored to be interested in the winger but Wenger now wants to sign the Croatian as a replacement for Alexis Sanchez who is stalling on a new contract.
Sanchez is being linked with a move away from the Emirates because of his refusal to sign a new deal. Although Wenger wants to keep Sanchez at the Emirates, he is not prepared to take any risk and reports in Italy are claiming Perisic is on his radar.
Perisic is valued at about £34m and Inter will demand close to that figure for his services. It remains to be seen if Wenger would pay that much for the Croat, I doubt anyway.
Inter Milan on their own have also been linked with a move to sign Sanchez and it will be interesting to find out if they will demand a swap deal involving both players.
Perisic has scored seven goals in all competitions this season which is good enough considering the position he plays but I don’t think he has enough quality to replace Sanchez.