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Simone Inzaghi has indicated that he wants to keep Serie A champion Ivan Perisic at Inter Milan amid interest from Premier League outfit Everton, speaking to Tuttomercatoweb

In an era where wingers are often goal-scorers rather than goal-creators, there is something refreshingly old school about Ivan Perisic. 

Just look at the way he set up Inter Milan’s second of the evening during Wednesday’s vital 2-0 Champions League group-stage victory over Shakhtar Donetsk.

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Squaring up to a Shakhtar defender, he bamboozled his marker with a series of step overs before delivering the most picture-perfect of back post crosses, all with his trusty left boot.

For Edin Dzeko, the master of close-range headers, it must have felt like he was dining out at Langosteriaso impressive was the service.

Could Ivan Perisic leave Inter Milan for Everton?

Perisic, who has been linked with a move to Rafael Benitez’s Everton via L’Interista, is due to become a free-agent next summer.

According to Tuttosport, he has no plans to extend his £125,000-a-week deal either. 

But after the Croatian helped drag Inter into the knockout stages of the Champions League the first time since 2011/12, Inzaghi left the Nerazzuri bosses in no doubt when asked if he plans to retain the services of his evergreen wideman. 

“His renewal? I have a great club behind me that knows what my thoughts are,” said Inzaghi, who replaced Antonio Conte at the Serie A champions.  

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“He is doing extraordinary things. He is a great resource who is helping us. The club knows what I think. He is a great player and he must continue like this, the club will take care of the rest.” 

Investing just £1.7 million on new players last summer, Everton appear to have scaled back their spending in recent times.

Majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has the Toffees on a strict diet after years of over-indulgence. 

But with a forward as creative, as versatile and as technically-gifted as Perisic available for free in just eight months’ time, this feels like an opportunity too good for Everton to miss. 

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