The Blues are one of a number of teams being linked with the Croatia international at the moment after his fine form over the years in Serie A.
Although Chelsea aren’t exactly short of options in attacking midfield with Eden Hazard, Willian and Pedro all impressing this season, Antonio Conte is seemingly keen to strengthen the depth of his squad for the added demands of Champions League football next year.
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Perisic is reportedly one of Conte’s top targets out wide, and Corriere della Sera claim the league leaders are lining up a club-record £55million bid to bring him to Stamford Bridge.
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Inter are looking to make at least one big sale in a bid to meet Financial Fair Play restrictions, and Premier League interest in Perisic makes him a likely contender to leave the San Siro.
The 28-year-old has ten goals and six assists from the flanks this season, playing both on the left and right-hand side.
A pacey, hard-working winger with an eye for goal, Perisic seems ideally made for Conte’s demanding style of play at Chelsea.
United boss Jose Mourinho won’t be happy, however, with the Portuguese recently spotted in Croatia amid speculation he was keen to thrash out a deal for the former Wolfsburg man.