Ivan Perisic’s future is still uncertain at this current juncture. The Croatian winger has been a steady, consistent presence in Bayern Munich’s squad after joining on loan for one season from Inter Milan last summer for only 5-million Euros.
Per Sport.de’s transfer ticker, there are conflicting reports on Perisic’s status as to whether or not Bayern is still interested in purchasing him or if there’s no possibility of that happening and he’s going back to Inter. The ticker suggests that kicker is claiming Perisic is definitely heading back to Inter and there’s definitely no chance he’ll be staying at Bayern. By contrast, Bild reported that Bayern’s front office is still considering signing him, especially after his strong outings in the Champions League tournament in Lisbon, Portugal.
Bayern has been adamant that they’d want a discount in the range of 5-10 million Euros off of Inter’s 20-million asking price for Perisic. It’s unclear whether or not Inter would even be interested in weighing up a potential discount to Bayern because they also have other transfer business they’d like to complete.
Additionally, Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio has reported (via SemperInter.com) that Antonio Conte is preparing to have him back: “Conte would welcome him back by finding an ideal tactical solution.” It’s worth remembering that Conte’s views have changed on Perisic. In the past, Conte had said he was more open to the permanent sale of the Croatian to Bayern, but his strong performances in the closing stages of the season for Bayern have likely changed Conte’s opinion.
After clinching the Champions League title, Perisic himself said that right now he’s just focused on celebrating with his teammates, friends, and family. “I still have a contract with the Nerazzurri and we’ll see what happens. We’ll talk. Now I want to celebrate with my mates and with my family tomorrow. Now we have some time to think and then to see and talk,” he said on Sunday after the win (Gianluca Di Marzio)