Chelsea close to signing Inter Milan wing-back Ivan Perisic

chelsea close to signing inter milan wing back ivan perisic
chelsea close to signing inter milan wing back ivan perisic

Ivan Perisic, the Inter Milan wingback, is close to signing with Chelsea.

The 33-year-old Perisic will leave the Serie A title contenders at the end of the month, when his contract expires.

And despite persistent uncertainties about the club acquisition led by potential new owner Todd Boehly, the Blues are optimistic about enticing the Croatian to Stamford Bridge.

Italian media indicate that an agreement has been reached between the two clubs, with West Londoners edging out Juventus in the race to sign the 2018 World Cup runner-up.

Perisic has scored seven goals in 33 Serie A appearances this season for Simone Inzaghi’s side, who is attempting to defend their league title. He also scored twice in Wednesday’s Coppa Italia final victory over Juventus.

Thomas Tuchel’s team is anticipated to undergo a significant overhaul this summer, as Roman Abramovich’s 19-year reign as club owner draws to a close.

Antonio Rudiger, whose contract has expired, is expected to join Real Madrid, but the futures of other talents, like as Romelu Lukaku, remain uncertain.

According to The Mirror, Tuchel is also interested in Ivorian midfielder Ibrahim Sangare.

The 24-year-old has excelled with Europa Conference League quarterfinalists PSV this season and is viewed as a potential long-term successor for ageing midfielders N’Golo Kante and Jorginho, both of whom are already in their 30s.