Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic on a free transfer.
Since joining the Italian giants in 2015, the Croatian international has made 254 appearances in all competitions, scoring 55 goals and providing 49 assists.
Despite maintaining a regular starter this season, the 33-year-old has been unable to agree to new terms with Inter due to the club’s present financial difficulties.
Spurs and Chelsea, managed by Perisic’s former Inter manager Antonio Conte, are said to be keeping an eye on the issue, with Perisic an ideal fit for sides who use wing-backs and need a variety of alternatives in the final third.
Spurs have won the fight for the veteran’s signing, according to The Guardian, with Conte playing a key part in persuading the player to transfer to North London.
Conte is thought to have had private meetings with Perisic, and it was only announced earlier this week that the Italian will stay in the Spurs dugout.