Arsenal set to miss out on Carrasco
Over the last few days, Arsenal have been linked with a move for Yannick Carrasco.
The Belgian moved to China in 2018 from Atletico Madrid for a fee of around £27m.
Carrasco has since gone on to play 26 games, scoring seven and assisting nine.
The 25-year-old also impressed in Spain for Atletico and Arsenal fans would likely have been pleased to sign him before the winter window shuts.
Now, however, according to Sky Italia, Carrasco is set to take a wage cut and join AC Milan instead of Arsenal.
Sky Italia: Carrasco is ready to lower his wage demands to join AC Milan.
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) 30 January 2019
Perisic looks set to stay at Inter Milan
Not only do Arsenal look set to miss out on Carrasco but the Gunners are also very unlikely to sign Ivan Perisic.
Arsenal were linked with a move for the Inter Milan forward before Carrasco with Perisic said to be keen to signing for Arsenal.
Inter Milan’s director confirms Ivan Perisic wants to leave the club… pic.twitter.com/r5FoNULtvZ
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) January 28, 2019
But Inter Milan’s manager has now all but confirmed Perisic will remain in Italy.
“Perisic? He had the honesty and strength to say something that to him seemed right at that moment.
“He was probably drawn into temptation by a big offer and that made him think carefully, but that can happen.
The only one who asked to go was Perisic and at his age, with what was proposed to him, it can happen to be tempted.
“We’ll let him get over it for the next two nights and then he’ll be back to normal.”
Spalletti: “The only one who asked to go was Perisic and at his age, with what was proposed to him, it can happen to be tempted. We’ll let him get over it for the next two nights and then he’ll be back to normal.”
— Arsènic™ (@MrArsenicTM) January 30, 2019
Arsenal are still said to be working on signing PSG midfielder, Christopher Nkunku.
Arsenal’s attempts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan or fellow-winger Yannick Carrasco of Dalian Yifang look to be over but they are still working on Paris-St German midfielder Christopher Nkunku after sealing Denis Suarez deal. Full details below & @BBCSport #AFC #INTER #PSG pic.twitter.com/Uu4x9k92gI
— David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) January 30, 2019