Betting syndicate Ladbrokes have this afternoon provided updated odds on the possibility of Ivan Perisic joining Arsenal, and Mesut Ozil heading in the opposite direction to Inter Milan.
Arsenal’s hunt for reinforcements
Premier League outfit Arsenal have been one of, if not the most talked about club in Europe since the opening the January transfer market this month.
The Gunners have been linked with a whole host of players over the last 4 weeks, with Unai Emery keen to reinforce his squad ahead of a push for a place in the English top-flight’s top-4 over the second-half of the season.
The likes of James Rodriguez, Denis Suarez and Yannick Carrasco have all been hotly-tipped for a move to the Emirates, but, to this point, Arsenal have been left frustrated in their attempts to clinch their first January signing.
The latest player to have seen his name heavily-linked with a North London switch, meanwhile, has been Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic.
Arsenal have made an approach to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic. #AFC want loan with £35m option to buy. 29yo open to #Inter exit. Fits plan of versatile midfielder e.g. Suarez (still possible) / Nkunku + winger. Unclear if injuries mean defender wanted but Sokratis not bad
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 26, 2019
The Gunners’ first approach for Croatian wide-man Perisic was rumoured to have been firmly knocked back by Inter Milan, but subsequent reports throughout Europe earlier today have since suggested that the player himself has agreed terms with Arsenal, and that the two clubs are continuing to work towards a deal:
Sky in Italy: Inter Milan have rejected an offer from Arsenal to loan Ivan Perisic until the end of the season, with the option to make the deal permanent in the summer #ssn
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 27, 2019
According to Milano based newspaper @Libero_official, Arsenal have an agreement with Perisic over personal terms: €3m PA after tax till the end of the season then €6.5m PA net should he join permanently. No agreement with Inter…yet!https://t.co/JG93jy3Z3V
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) January 28, 2019
Perisic and Ozil to swap clubs?
Meanwhile, another player to have been touted as part of a potential transfer between Arsenal and Inter this month has been Mesut Ozil.
The German midfielder has endured a difficult spell under new Gunners’ boss Unai Emery to this point in the campaign, with Inter rumoured to be keen on his signature.
As such, betting syndicate Ladbrokes have this evening provided updated odds on the possibility of Ozil heading to the San Siro, and Perisic clinching a move to the Emirates.
And if the odds are anything to go by, then both transfers look to be inching closer to completion.
The possibility of Ozil swapping the Premier League for Serie A has been slashed from 7/1 to 7/2
Perisic’s touted move to England, meanwhile, currently sits at evens:
Ladbrokes Latest Betting
Ivan Perisic to join Arsenal before end of winter transfer window – Evens
Mesut Ozil to join Inter before end of winter transfer window – 7/2
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