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Report: Wolves and Brendan Rodgers join £31m race, but Arsenal in pole position

Italian outlet FC Inter News have claimed that Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City have joined the race to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, but that Arsenal are leading the race for the Croatian star.

Perisic, who scored the winning goal against England in the World Cup semi-final last summer, had a hand in 17 goals during 2018-19. Clocking up 45 appearances, he scored nine goals and laid on eight assists.

The 30-year-old has been told he can leave Inter Milan this summer for a fee as much as £31million, and Arsenal boss Unai Emery is said to be a keen admirer. It is believed Arsenal have made contact in a bid to land Perisic.

However, Wolves and Leicester have joined the race for Perisic in an ambitious move that could see the 82-time Croatia international swap the lure of Inter for the Premier League. He has three years left on his contract at Inter.

TBR’s view

Perisic would hardly suit Wolves. That is because Nuno Espirito Santo has adopted a three-man defence that incorporates wing-backs, rather than using wingers.

It has seen the club state that both Helder Costa and Ivan Cavaleiro can leave, while Adama Traore is being used as a wing-back from the bench. Perisic, then, would hardly suit Wolves’ system.

Indeed, a move to Leicester or Arsenal would suit the Croatian ace much more than joining Wolves. Unless Santo is willing to alter his system for Perisic, there is little point in spending big on the winger.

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