Ivan Perisic holds talks with Chelsea amid Inter contract impasse

Ivan Perisic has held negotiations with Chelsea and a number of other teams over a free transfer after he was unhappy with Inter’s latest contract offer, according to reports.

The Croatian’s current arrangements expire at the end of June, and with time running out for an agreement, renewal looks increasingly questionable.

The Nerazzurri had hoped Perisic would follow in compatriot Marcelo Brozovic’s footsteps and sign a contract, but the 33-year-old has been annoyed by their approach and the delay in granting an extension.

Speaking about the situation after his match-winning performance in the Italian Cup final in midweek, Perisic said: “I don’t know what will happen to my extension with Inter – but you can’t manage the situation like that with important players. … You can’t wait for the end.” “.

Perisic representatives are currently looking for a way out for their clients and have spoken with a number of potential suitors, including Chelsea. Juventus, Inter’s rival in Serie A, is also interested in signing the dynamic man.

However, if a late deal can be concluded, a last-minute turn should not be ruled out to stay at the San Siro, where the player is usually happy at Milan.

Chelsea are interested in Perisic because of his versatility on the left side of the field, particularly as a winger. Ben Chilwell will be sidelined until the start of next season as he recovers from ACL surgery, while Marcos Alonso’s future remains in question.