Inter wingback Ivan Perisic is likely to extend his contract past the end of June rather than leaving for free this summer.
This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that there is not too much distance between the player and club on renewal and that the Nerazzzurri will push to convince the 33-year-old.
Perisic is asking for a two-year deal worth a net of €5 million per season in order to stay past the end of the season, while so far the club have offered a one-year deal with the option of a further season, worth €4 million net per season.
However, the Croat’s performances this season have underlined that he is still a key piece of this Inter side, while coach Simone Inzaghi would not be happy to see him go given his centrality to the 3-5-2 system the team uses.
Perisic is also an influential figure in the dressing room and a longtime servant of the club, so it looks unlikely that the club will not make an effort to improve their offer and convince him to stay.