Chelsea suffer blow as Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic agrees Tottenham transfer
Posted by  badge Boss on May 28
Ivan Perisic is closing in on a move to Tottenham (Picture: Getty)

have suffered a transfer blow with summer target Ivan Perisic closing in on a move to Premier League rivals .

Spurs boss made Perisic one of his top targets after guiding the north London club to a top-four finish and agreeing to stay for at least one more season.

Perisic was a key part of Conte’s title-winning Inter Milan side in 2020-21 and has decided to reunite with the Italian, agreeing terms on a two-year deal with Tottenham, according to .

Since joining Inter from Wolfsburg in 2015, Perisic – who helped Croatia reach the World Cup final in 2018 – has made more than 250 appearances for the club.

But the 33-year-old is now a free agent after Inter opted against giving into his demands of a new three-year contract worth just under £100,000-a-week.

As a result, Perisic has been in talks with Tottenham, Chelsea and Juventus over a free transfer and is now set to sign for Spurs.

Chelsea were in talks with Perisic earlier in the month (Picture: Getty)

Earlier this month, it was but Thomas Tuchel now looks set to miss out on one of his summer transfer targets.

Chelsea are once again in a position to work on transfer deals after the Premier League approved a £4.25bn takeover of the club led by LA Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly.

The Blues, who finished third in the Premier League this season, have been .

Despite a poor start to the season, Tottenham finished just three points behind Chelsea and pipped north London rivals Arsenal to the final Champions League spot.

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