Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has warned Ivan Perisic he must find a club willing to foot his wages after the winger handed in a transfer request in a bid to join .

The Croatian is free to leave the club this month but Inter want any deal to be a permanent one, while Arsenal can only manage a loan deal with an option to buy.

Perisic has long been linked with but ’s departure has led to the Red Devils cooling their interest.

The 29-year-old was an unused substitute during Sunday’s 1-0 defeat to Torino and Spalletti warned the Croatian afterwards that his departure is not as simple as simply handing in a transfer request.

‘Ivan Perisic? Players are employees of the club, if they want to leave, they have to find someone who is willing to pay their wages,’ said Spalletti.

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‘You can’t just leave for free, that’s not how it works.

‘Marotta is right, if Perisic doesn’t want to stay here then he will be left out from my squad.’

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Arsenal have just three days left of the window and are working on a deal for midfielder Denis Suarez in the mean time.

Like Inter, Barcelona are unprepared to listen to offers that aren’t permanent so Arsenal may need to raise funds by selling a member of the first team squad.

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