Inter Milan General Manager Beppe Marotta has said it will be difficult to stop Iva Perisic from leaving but said the club have not received any official bid from Arsenal. Unai Emery is interested in the Croatia winger, who has put in a transfer request, but Arsenal and Inter have yet to discuss terms.
At the weekend, Marotta insisted a transfer would only happen if all sides were satisfied but he has now shown a willingness to negotiate rather than be left with an unhappy player in his squad for the remainder of the season. “It is hard to keep hold of players if they don’t want to stay,” he told Sky Sport Italia after emerging from a meeting with club directors on Monday evening. “There have been very few moves [this winter] and a lot of unsatisfied players, so it’s up to us to deal with this situation.
“As things stand, no concrete offer has arrived so there are no conditions [to sell Perisic].” The transfer window closes on Thursday and Inter would be keen to bring in a replacement for a player who has missed just three games this season, including Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Torino where he was left out due to the distraction caused by the transfer speculation.
Yannick Carrasco, who plays for Dalian Yifang, could be an option with his agent saying Inter “are a big club … we’re flattered such clubs are interested in Yannick.” “I cannot confirm [that Inter have made an offer], but I can say that there are a lot of clubs in Europe interested in Yannick,” Christophe Henrotay told fcinter1908.it
“He and his family have struggled to adapt to the Chinese culture and learn the language and Yannick has already informed the club about this situation, because we have a lot of respect for them and we don’t want to go behind their backs. It depends on them. “They will analyse the situation, but they know how things are. We’ve just informed the club that there are a lot of clubs interested and that his family is struggling to settle. Let’s now see how the situation develops.”