Tottenham have ‘knocked on the door’ for Inter Milan forward Ivan Perišić, who is likely to be on the hunt for a new club this summer.
The Croatia international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich and has mostly impressed, but they are yet to commit to a permanent deal beyond that.
Fussball Transfers explain that Perišić has agreed to extend his stay until the end of August, with Bayern set to compete in the Champions League in Lisbon at that point.
However, his future with the German champions beyond that is in ‘open’. They had an option to turn his loan deal into a permanent one for €20m but have allowed that to pass without activating it.
Inter Milan are now demanding €15m instead, but Bayern do not want to pay that either with them instead putting all of their efforts into signing Leroy Sané from Manchester City.
Therefore, at the moment, it ‘looks more like’ Perišić will be on the hunt for a ‘new employer’ despite the fact he has made it clear he would like to stay in Bavaria.
A move to the Premier League was mooted earlier this year, with Tottenham and Manchester United both named as suitors.
FT reaffirm that today, saying that both have ‘knocked on the door’ for the World Cup finalist, stating that he ‘does not have to worry much’ about his future at this stage.
That would suggest they know Spurs interest is serious, which would not be surprising given that José Mourinho is now Tottenham manager.
It’s been well established that he’s a big admirer of Perišić after spending most of the summer following the 2018 World Cup, where Perišić reached the final with Croatia, trying to take him to Manchester United.
With finances at Tottenham tight, perhaps he still sees Perišić as an ideal option to bolster his forward line and add experience to boot.