Everton are one of the clubs to have ‘tested the waters’ for Inter Milan forward Ivan Perisic, who is looking likely to leave the Italian club next summer.

That’s according to L’Interista, who say, Everton, Roma, and AC Milan have all been in contact about a possible move for the Croatian.

The website explains that Perisic is ‘farther and farther’ away from Inter at this moment in time and does not want to renew his contract, which expires in the summer.

He will therefore say goodbye to the Italian club at the end of the season, and his idea at this moment in time is to return to Germany, where he spent time on loan with Bayern Munich.

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However, ‘in the last few hours,’ there have been several teams who have ‘tested the waters’, with Everton, Roma and AC Milan all said to ‘like’ the forward.

They would all be ‘interested’ in a move should he be available on a free transfer once his contract with Inter expires.

There is no indication of the nature of their approaches at this moment in time, just that they have sounded out the player, so we’ll have to assume there have been informal contacts or something of that nature.

A move for Everton would make little sense given Perisic’s age and what we can safely assume would be high wage demands, particularly for a club crippled by Financial Fair Play.

Perisic has been linked with a move to Goodison Park in the past, though, and they showed a willingness to sign older players in the summer when the likes of Andros Townsend arrived from Crystal Palace.

That deal has worked out nicely, and perhaps they’re looking to repeat the trick with Perisic, although at this point, it seems he’ll need convincing with his heart set on Germany.