Arsenal scout €40m Perisic alternative wanted by Liverpool

Date published: Tuesday 12th February 2019 4:49

SEVILLE, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 08: Suso of AC Milan duels for the ball with Junior Firpo of Real Betis during the UEFA Europa League Group F match between Real Betis and AC Milan at Estadio Benito Villamarin on November 8, 2018 in Seville, Spain. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde/Getty Images)

Arsenal had scouts checking on two targets in the weekend’s AC Milan v Cagliari clash, according to a report in Italy.

Unai Emery’s side were represented in Milan as the hosts coasted to a 3-0 Serie A win with two players apparently under scrutiny.

Tuttomercatoweb claim former Liverpool winger Suso was one of the the player the Gunners were checking on as they get together a target list for the summer transfer window after the collapse of their move for Ivan Perisic.

The Spaniard left Liverpool in January 2015 and has since become a star man at Milan, becoming their main creative force under Gennaro Gattuso.

According to a recent report from, Milan are beginning to sweat about the situation surrounding the star Spaniard and his contract situation.

Club director Leonardo would like to extend the player’s deal and “resolve the issue related to the release clause, set at around €40million”.

Speaking to The Guardian last May, the former Cadiz prodigy insisted he is “very happy” at Milan, though could be tempted back to Anfield one day in the future.

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Arsenal though, as per Tuttomercatoweb, were also watching Cagliari midfield ace Nicola Barella.

The report claims Cagliari want 50million for the player, who is also wanted by Napoli, Inter and Roma.


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