Chelsea interested in making star winger their first signing – report

Chelsea are interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this summer, say reports

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Chelsea are interested in signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan but may have to compete with Manchester United for his signature, according to reports in Italy.

Sky Sport Italia is reporting that the Blues are keen to explore a potential deal to bring the 28-year-old to Stamford Bridge this summer as Antonio Conte looks to bolster his squad ahead of his second season in charge at the club.

The same story claims that Manchester United have made an “opening offer” of £36m for the player but that Inter Milan value the player at a price of between £48m and £52m.

Perisic, who is under contract at Inter until 2020, has scored 10 goals and made six assists in Serie A this season.

Chelsea are likely to be on the lookout for significant reinforcements this summer as Conte prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season.

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The Blues, who won the Premier League title this season, were left disappointed on Saturday as they missed out on the chance to win a domestic double as they were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

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