Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic

first_imgSpalletti will now try and get Perisic’s mind back focused on Inter (Picture: Getty)On Inter director Beppe Marotta’s decision to go public with Perisic’s transfer request, Spalletti added: ‘I don’t know if it was a good idea or not to say Perisic wanted to leave, but the player received an important proposal and said he was open to it.‘When he realised the offer was not what he thought, he took a step back, but the damage had already been done. Announcing the situation just created tension around him and the team. Now he’s starting to get back in line, but it’ll take a while.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal The Italian coach suggested Arsenal’s interest was never really genuine (Picture: Getty)Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has criticised Arsenal’s brief pursuit of Ivan Perisic and says the Croatian winger had been ‘conned’ by the Gunners.Perisic handed in a transfer request when he was made aware of Arsenal’s interest, missing the defeat against Torino and ordered to train by himself, though the north Londoners were only prepared to do a loan deal without a compulsory option to buy.And Spalletti feels Arsenal’s interest was never entirely serious but it still unsettled the 29-year-old winger. Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic Perisic was left out of Inter’s squad to face Torino amid the transfer rumours (Picture: Getty)‘There was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood,’ Spalletti told RAI Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.‘Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.’ Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link619Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more