Ivan Perisic has reportedly been told he needs to take a substantial pay cut if he wants to extend his current Inter contract.
The winger has been at San Siro since leaving Wolfsburg in 2015, although he had a loan spell at Bayern Munich in the 2019-20 campaign.
He returned to play a part in Antonio Conte’s Scudetto-winning side and is getting regular playing time under Simone Inzaghi this season.
However, his contract runs to June 2022 and a renewal might not be on the cards.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the 32-year-old Croatia international has been warned that his current €5m per season salary is simply no longer viable.
In fact, he is being asked to take a big pay cut to just €3m per season if he wants to remain at Inter.
An exit next summer as a free agent is therefore more than likely for Perisic.
So far this season, he has made eight competitive appearances for the club, contributing one goal and one assist.
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