Sky Sports reporter Alan Erwin has revealed that Manchester United could secure the signing of Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan before tonight’s 11 pm deadline. The Croatia international was Jose Mourinho’s preferred target to bolster the wider position earlier this summer, but the Nerazzurri were reluctant to come down from their £48m asking price.
The Red Devils have since cooled their interest in the attacker owing to the impressive form of Anthony Martial, but Irwin admits that the deal could still go through before the close of the transfer window, he told Sky Sports h/t The Express: “Mourinho had his targets and has pretty much achieved them all. He did also want a wide player in Ivan Perisic, and that may still go through. But that move was put on the back burner after their early-season form, especially that of Anthony Martial.”
Mourinho has got nearly all departments covered following a £140m spending spree which has seen the likes of Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic arrive at Old Trafford. A fourth signing has been looming over the past couple of weeks, and a separate report suggests that the Special One could make another raid on Chelsea to sign Willian.
Manchester United have made a strong start to the new Premier League season, and this sees them at the top of the tree with nine points after three games played.