Tottenham to launch summer bid for Ivan Perisic after Mauricio Pochettino ‘fell in love’ with how Inter star played in Champions League group stage

Tottenham are preparing to launch a summer transfer bid for Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.

Perisic has attracted the interest of Manchester United and Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal in recent years, but Mauricio Pochettino is hoping to be the man to finally land the winger.

According to Italian outlet Tuttosport, Pochettino ‘fell in love’ with how the Croatia international played when his side took on Inter in the Champions League group stage.

Spurs have reportedly made overtures to Inter about a proposed move for the 30-year-old and contacted the Serie A club in January.

Perisic has been reintegrated into the squad at the San Siro after a move to Arsenal fell through last month – he is, however, expected to move on this summer.

And while he appears set to move to north London, it looks increasingly likely it will be Tottenham rather than the Gunners.

Tuttosport claim Spurs could use either Moussa Sissoko or Serge Aurier as a makeweight in any proposed deal this summer.

With Tottenham having gone two transfer markets without making a signing, fans will be desperate to see a new face through the door when the window opens ahead of next season.