Inter are planning to get the contract situation of wingback Ivan Perisic dealt with when the season comes to an end, according to CEO Beppe Marotta.
Speaking to Italian broadcaster DAZN, Marotta explained that for now the focus right now is on the pitch but that at the end of the campaign they hope that they can reach an agreement on the 33-year-old’s deal.
Perisic’s current contract runs out at the end of June and as of yet no resolution has come to his situation, with the club not having made he and his representatives an offer that has been accepted but no indication that he will leave on a free transfer either.
The 33-year-old’s words after the Coppa Italia when he indicated that he is unhappy with how long the talks are dragging on suggested that he could well decide to look elsewhere.
However, according to Marotta the club are still fully hoping that when the talks resume after the season is concluded they can renew with Perisic.
“At the end of the season we’ll resolve all outstanding issues, including this one,” he said of the wingback.
“We’re talking about a very good player for whom we want the best,” he added, “we’ll sit down at the table soon. We certainly hope we find an agreement.”
On the title race with AC Milan, Marotta said that “It’s been a very exciting season of the kind that hasn’t happened for years, this is good for Italian football.”
“We’ll play our matches,” he went on, “and then if our rivals are better them they’re better. That’s it.”
And of this evening’s clash with Cagliari, he said that “Cagliari are always a treacherous away match, they have an intense style of play and the crowd is hot. But the fate of the match depends entirely on us.”