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Inter Milan coach Spalletti praises Perisic 'honesty and strength' over transfer demand

Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti says Ivan Perisic will settle down after the transfer deadline falls today.

The midfielder demanded a transfer, though a proposed move to Arsenal appears to have fallen through.

“I am in contact with the players every day, so I know more than anyone how they are feeling," said Spalletti.

“The situation with some players was blown out of proportion. There is no truth in the idea Vecino wants to leave and he never told me that he did.

“As for Perisic, he had the honesty and strength to say something that to him seemed right at that moment. He was probably drawn into temptation by a big offer and that made him think carefully, but that can happen.

“Having said that, today his mood was already very different to yesterday."

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