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Inter Milan attacker Perisic hoping to join Arsenal

Inter Milan attacker Ivan Perisic is hoping to join Arsenal this summer.

The Croatian's agent has been in Milan recently in a bid to facilitate a move, with a big-money swoop to China also on the cards, says The Sun.

Arsenal have been keen on Perisic, 30, for 18 months now, though they have turned their attention to Lille striker Nicolas Pepe.

But manager Unai Emery could once again find himself hamstrung by a lack of available funds.

The Gunners struggled mightily on the wings last season, with a lack of depth in that area often forcing them into playing sub-par, makeshift wing-backs.

Now Emery wants to add more strength to his wings and sees Perisic as a cheaper alternative to Pepe.

Reports in Italy claim Perisic is very keen on a move to the Premier League - and is more than happy to fulfil that dream at the Emirates.

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