According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Inter Milan has not called up Ivan Perisic for today’s friendly at Valencia. The omission of the 30-year-old Croatia international has fueled speculation that Perisic is in the final stages of a move to Bayern Munich.
With rumors flowing all day on Friday, it seems that the Bayern Munich and Inter Milan could truly be in the final stages of completing a deal.
Romano also provided some financial details on what the deal might look like:
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Ivan Perisic is close to Bayern! The Croatian winger Ivan Perisic is getting closer to Bayern Münich. The agreement is almost reached with Inter for €5M loan and €20M buy option. Now last details and the deal will be done. #bayern #inter #perisic #bayernmünich •••••••••••••••••••••• ••••••••••••••••••••• Ivan Perisic è vicino al Bayern Monaco! Perisic si sta avvicinando al trasferimento al Bayern Monaco: l’Inter sta chiudendo l’intesa ormai vicina per 5 milioni di prestito oneroso, 20 milioni per il diritto di riscatto. Ultimi dettagli aspettando il via libera definitivo, poi sarà fatta. @skysport #calciomercato #fcinter #transfers
The agreement is almost reached with Inter for €5M loan and €20M buy option. Now it’s time for Perisic’s decision and it’ll be done. #bayern #inter #perisic #bayernmünich
One of the primary reasons that Bayern Munich is acting so swiftly in trying to procure Perisic is because of the ACL injury sustained last week by Manchester City’s Leroy Sane during the Community Shield match against Liverpool.
With chatter that Sane would be playing his final game under Pep Guardiola last weekend, Sane suffered damage to his knee that has caused confusion and delay to Bayern Munich’s transfer plans. With Sane considered to be the primary target of the Bavarians this summer, the club was left to scramble and find alternatives with just a few weeks left in the transfer window.
[UPDATE 7:55AM EST]
Fabrizio Romano is now reporting that the deal is “confirmed” and has indicated that Perisic will fly to Germany to finalize the paperwork with Bayern Munich.