Premier League champions Chelsea have begun making plans to improve their squad ahead of a return to Europe as well as a good Premier League title defence.
The Blues, who lost the FA Cup final to Arsenal, have started making concrete efforts to secure the signature of the players that they identified as good additions to their squad this summer, and one such player is Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.
The Croatian winger has been impressive since he joined Inter from Wolfsburg in the summer of 2015, and many top teams have taken notice if his growing reputation in Italy.
Manchester United was thought to be interested in the winger who underperformed under the management of Jurgen Klopp for two seasons at Borussia Dortmund, but Jose Mourinho has now prioritised the pursuit of other transfer targets.
Antonio Conte believes that the fleet-footed winger is the type of player he needs to offer his team a new dimension when the new season comes around and is ready to break the bank to sign the player.
Inter Milan have set a £48 million valuation on the player, and are adamant that he would not leave the San Siro for less than that amount.