Inter Milan have told a host of Premier League clubs that star winger Ivan Perisic will not be sold in the summer.
But Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio insists Perisic is a key part of the club’s long-term project and won’t be leaving for the foreseeable future.
‘I do not think it is either Perisic’s or our intentions for him to leave,’ he said.
‘He is part of a massive project and we do not want to sell our players.
Swansea (H) – Sat 25 Feb
West Ham (A) – Mon 6 Mar
Watford (H) – Mon 13 Mar
Stoke (A) – Sat 18 Mar
Crystal Palace (H) – Sat 1 Apr
Manchester City (H) – Wed 5 Apr
Bournemouth (A) – Sat 8 Apr
Manchester United (A) – Sat 15 Apr
‘We cannot envisage an Inter without Perisic. We are not going to get rid of our best players.’
Perisic, who has made over 50 appearances for Croatia, is enjoying a productive campaign in Serie A, scoring eight goals for fourth-placed Inter.