Tottenham will not be signing Ivan Perisic in any deal that sees Tanguy Ndombele join Inter Milan as things stand, according to Fabrizio Romano.
Late last month, we relayed conflicting stories on Ndombele’s future. In an article co-written by the very reliable Romano, the Guardian claimed Spurs had opened talks with Inter Milan over the midfielder. But the London Evening Standard counter-reported that Tottenham have no intention of selling their record signing after just one year.
And now, Romano seems to be suggesting that talks between Spurs and Inter could continue. However, the journalist believes there is no chance Perisic will be included in the deal.
Tottenham have reached an agreement with Joe Hart to sign him as a free agent, here we go 🤝
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 17, 2020
Perisic, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Inter, would be an ideal signing for Tottenham as he is able to play out wide or through the middle. He also has plenty of experience, which would serve the Londoners well.
However, his performance in Bayern’s 8-2 dismantling of Barcelona last week shows he is more than good enough to be playing in the Champions League next term, something Spurs won’t be doing.
Whether that’s the only reason Tottenham won’t be signing the Croatian is unclear. In any case, it looks like Jose Mourinho will have to move on to other potential targets.