Inter Milan veteran midfielder Ivan Perisic has agreed terms to join Chelsea in a Bosman transfer.
The Croatia winger is out of contract at the end of the season and is unlikely to agree a new deal with the current Serie A champions. The 33-year-old is said to be demanding a three-year contract earning just under £100,000-per-week, but Inter are only willing to offer him £65,000-per-week.
Perisic has been left frustrated by the lack of progress regarding his demands, leading him to explore other options.
Sport Mediaset says only a medical and the final formalities of the agreement are left to complete his move to Chelsea.
Journalist Sandro Sabatini said: “There is a rumour in the last few hours: Perisic has a practically already formalised agreement with Chelsea.
“Consequently, the possibility for Inter to increase the contract offer, which is currently €4.5 million for two years, would vanish.
“Perisic has already reached an agreement with Chelsea: the medical examinations and the last formalities to ratify the agreement are missing, but if the Croatian does not go to Chelsea we could be seeing a sensational twist.”