Inter Milan are planning to offer Ivan Perišić plus cash in a bold attempt to sign Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal.
That’s according to Inter Live, who say the Italian side are planning to move Perišić on this summer when he returns from a loan spell with Bayern Munich.
It’s stated the Germans are unlikely to activate the €20m clause they have in that deal, as they are focused on Leroy Sané and Kai Havertz.
That’s a ‘hard blow’ for Inter, as they were hoping to add that money to their coffers, so Giuseppe Marotta is now trying to figure out a solution that will work for all parties.
One of those is using the Croatian in a bold move to try and sign Aubameyang from Arsenal, with Inter thought to be keen on the striker should Lautaro Martínez leave this summer.
According to Inter Live, the Nerazurro CEO is trying to work on an exchange with the Gunners that would see Inter offer Perišić plus a ‘cash settlement’ to lower Arsenal’s asking price for Aubameyang.
Doing so would allow them to get rid of a player ‘who has been made redundant’ and bolster their squad with a world-class player. In short, kill two birds with one stone.
Arsenal, though, are unlikely ever to accept such a deal. They don’t want to lose Aubameyang as it is, and if they’re forced to do so, they’ll do so reluctantly and for a high price.
A deal involving a 31-year-old winger who they don’t need and who’s best days are behind him, is unlikely even to tempt them.