Ivan Perisic
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Former Chelsea striker Hernan Crespo is quoted by the Express suggesting that Chelsea could sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.

As per the Express, Chelsea’s Premier League rivals Manchester United are attempting to lure Perisic away from the San Siro this summer. However, Crespo has suggested to the Express that the Blues could hijack any potential deal that would see him move to Old Trafford:

“It’s possible he joins Chelsea – but he plays on the left and on the left you have Eden Hazard, Perisic and Marcos Alonso. Maybe he could come in through the middle or to the right.”

Perisic would provide us with something different out wide. Both Eden Hazard and Pedro are more interested in cutting inside and firing at goal. Perisic, on the other hand, is in many ways an old-fashioned winger, he likes to get chalk on his boots and delivers plenty of crosses.

However, there is no dire need for reinforcements in that area of the field, whereas there is in others. He likely would not be able to be signed on the cheap, and thus that money could certainly be better spent elsewhere.

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