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Inter Milan dangles Ivan Perisic in hopes of a “German offer”...is Bayern Munich interested?

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Could a return to Bayern Munich be in the works for Ivan Perisic?

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According to report from Tz, Inter Milan is looking to Germany for offers on Ivan Perisic. Could Bayern Munich bring back the treble-winner to help bolster the squad’s depth and provide a stable, productive, veteran presence at wing?

The answer is...maybe.

Perisic will come cheap as Inter Milan is selling off any asset it can, but the Croatian is also entering the last year of his deal with the club having no plans to retain him. Simply put, Perisic needs to be sold this summer:

The fact is that Perisic’s contract will expire in June 2022. That means that Inter actually only have this summer to sell the offensive man. At 32-years-old, with hardly any remaining contract, the club would like to get rid of him — and it is quite possible that an interested party will have to pay less than the ten million euros that Perisic is currently worth according to transfermarkt.de.

A cheap, below-market price for Perisic could be very intriguing for the Bavarians, but the Croatia international has a hefty salary — which might not suit Bayern, unless Perisic agrees to a pay cut:

That leaves the salary: Perisic is currently supposed to receive a decent salary, of up to five million euros net is talked about. The Bavarians will hardly pay such a sum for a backup. But maybe Perisic is ready to sacrifice? Because, according to Gazzetta, a return to the Bundesliga is quite realistic. Allegedly, Inter is primarily hoping for German offers. First of all, the EM with Croatia is up for Perisic. Brazzo will definitely watch the games against England, Scotland and the Czech Republic.

Even with those factors, Perisic remains extremely popular with the team and the front office. If a reasonable deal with Perisic can be worked out, Bayern Munich might be willing to engage in discussions with Inter:

And that’s not the only reason why the former Dortmund and Wolfsburg player was valued in Munich. His attitude and versatility wowed both bosses and fans. At that time, a firm commitment should only have failed because of the excessively high transfer fee and the salary claims. Are Bayern now starting a new attempt?

The only reason Perisic was not retained after last season, was because Inter Milan played hardball in negotiations...and lost. Ultimately, though, Perisic helped the club win a Scudetto, which ease the sting of the financial loss the team hit took by not selling him.