Reports in Italy have confirmed that Manchester United are serious about buying Ivan Perisic and will offer €60 million for the Croatian. The price tag is good enough for Inter Milan to sell their star, as the Nerazzurri look to add funds for their own transfer targets for the summer.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports that Jose Mourinho has been desperate to add the 28-year-old winger to the squad. The Portuguese even traveled to Croatia during the international break to speak to the player, who is keen to play Champions League football next season. Mourinho is also interested in another Inter and Croatian player Marcelo Brozovic, although Perisic is his main priority.
Inter reportedly refused United’s first offer of €50 million, but an improved offer can change their mind. The Italian giants are looking to overhaul their squad for next season, and will offload some talent to add more money to their transfer funds and settle Financial Fair Play issues. They are interested in bringing in Alexis Sanchez, Domenico Berardi, and Federico Bernardeschi in the summer.
United’s recent draw with Everton marks the club’s 12th draw in 29 league games, and they have dropped back to the sixth place on the table. The Red Devils are planning to use their financial powers to put the team back on top of European football soon, as they are in pursuit of other superstars such as Antoine Greizmann, Neymar, and Gareth Bale.