Inter Milan boss takes dig at Arsenal after failed transfer move for 29-year-old forward

February 3, 2019

Inter Milan head-coach Luciano Spalletti has blasted the Gunners attempts to try and sign Croatian attacker Ivan Perisic during the January transfer window.

The North London club were strongly linked with the forward during the closing days of the January transfer window, however, the Premier League giants were allegedly not prepared to agree terms over a loan with an obligation to buy.

That has resulted in Croatians remaining at San Siro and although Inter Milan boss has acknowledged that Perisic was tempted with a switch to the English top-tier, he has suggested that the player realised that the Gunners had not presented “a true offer”.

Spalletti told Rai Sport: “There was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood.

“These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted. However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.

“Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.”