Chelsea are reportedly considering an approach for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic before the end of the transfer window.
With Ben Chilwell potentially out for the rest of the season, Thomas Tuchel found himself running out of options at left-back.
Perisic would provide quality cover for Marcos Alonso – which the Blues, who are still fighting on four fronts, will need in the coming months.
The versatile Croatia international – who scored in the 2018 World Cup final – can also operate on the right.
According to the Mirror, Inter will accept reasonable offers for the 32-year-old, who is expected to become a free agent at the end of the season.
Perisic turns 33 next month, but his age wouldn’t necessarily put Chelsea off.
The European champions need look no further than Thiago Silva – whom they signed just weeks before his 36th birthday – for the impact a veteran signing can still have.
And Perisic’s involvement for Inter in 2021-22 is testament to his enduring quality.
The former Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund man has been almost omnipresent for the Nerazzurri at the top of Serie A so far this season, making 25 starts in all competitions and scoring four goals.
A move to England might well be tempting for a player who has already won titles in Germany and Italy – but again, he’s extremely unlikely to add a third country to that list this season.
After losing 1-0 to Manchester City on Saturday, Chelsea trail the defending champions by 13 points with 16 games remaining.
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