Chelsea move step closer to January deal after submitting offer to complete Perisic deal
According to the latest reports, Chelsea are closing in on a January loan deal for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.
The transfer window has been open for a few weeks now, and despite all the speculation, all the rumours and all the players linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, Thomas Tuchel has seen no new faces arrive this month so far
But it is no secret in the media that Thomas Tuchel is keen to add a few new faces to the squad over the course of the window to help cover injuries and Covid-19 outbreaks, that seemingly happen on a weekly basis.
Recent reports in the media have claimed that Chelsea had shown an interest in sealing a transfer deal for Perisic, who has played in every attacking position during his career. But this season he has been operating at left wing-back in Serie A.
Now IcFootballnews has learned that Chelsea have taken a step further in their quest to get a transfer deal done and submitted an offer to the Italian side for Perisic, although the Italians are not too keen to let him leave this month
Milan are vying for that Seria A title this season and know letting a pure winner like Perisic leave the club could hinder their chances, and would much rather wait until the summer to get some kind of deal done.
Perisic occasionally operated in the wing-back role for Tottenham manager Antonio Conte, and the Italian has previously praised him for his attitude and hard work.
“When I came to Inter Milan in the summer of 2019, my initial idea was that Perisic was an offensive defender because I know he has the characteristics of doing this,” Conte said at the end of his title-winning season with Inter, via the Express.
“The coach can have all kinds of ideas, but he needs the players’ willingness to cooperate with his hard work. (Perisic) was loaned to Bayern and came back with a different mentality.
“Perisic is an excellent player with outstanding physical strength. He is good at beating (his man). He has the ability to play one-on-one.
“I need Perisic like this. He will keep because he has quality.”