Ivan Perisic has told Inter Milan that he has no interest in extending his contract at the Serie A giants with Everton looking to lure the winger to the Premier League, as reported by Tuttosport.
Turning 33 in February, Perisic may have feared that this particular ship had sailed.
There was a time, not so long ago, when the Croatia international appeared to have taken out a lifetime lease in the gossip columns, linked day-in, day-out with a big-money move to the likes of Manchester United or Tottenham Hotspur.
Perisic even admitted to FourFourTwo that he was ‘really close’ to joining Jose Mourinho’s United back in 2017, only to change his mind at the eleventh hour – much to the delight of Nerazzuri boss Luciano Spalletti.
It seems unlikely that the former Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich star will pull another U-turn this time around, however.
According to Tuttosport, Perisic has already decided that this season will be his last at the San Siro.
The 32-year-old is due to become a free-agent next summer when his £125,000-a-week contract expires.
That is despite the fact he has started 11 of Inter’s 13 Serie A matches under Simone Inzaghi, scoring his third of the campaign during Sunday’s 3-2 victory over a previously unbeaten Napoli side.