Manchester United are ready to stand firm in the quest to sign Ivan Perisic, as we are aware that Inter Milan need to sell in order to comply with the UEFA fair play regulations, Calciomercato reports.
United have shown the highest amount of interest in the 28-year-old winger, despite several clubs like Chelsea and Juventus making enquiries about the player. United are thought to have made a £26 million offer for the player, but Inter have steadfastly refused to do any business below £35 million. As the season approaches its official climax, United are aware that Inter need to balance the books in order to avoid a confrontation with the UEFA.
Inter stand to make a healthy profit on the player, as he was signed from Wolfsburg for just £14 million in the summer of 2015. These profits could be key towards breaking even in the eyes of UEFA. There is a possibility that Inter could be ready to take any penalty that may come their way rather than resist the advances of United. At this moment, Ivan Perisic is one of the top saleable assets at the club, despite hitting 28. Last season, he came up with 11 goals and 11 assists in the 36 league matches.
His signing would be extremely important for United, as we have so far been able to complete only the signing of Victor Lindelof – despite being linked with a whole host of names like Alvaro Morata, Andrea Belotti, and Cristiano Ronaldo amongst many others. Manager Jose Mourinho is thought to have made it clear to Chief Executive Ed Woodward that he wants to complete most of the signings before the start of the pre-season tour on July 9. This still leaves United with reasonable amount of time to complete the transfer of Perisic, who has been on the wish list of Jose Mourinho for several months.
Perisic will certainly be impressed with the way United have steadfastly been after his services. Mourinho was first spotted in Croatia having discussions with Perisic’s agent about a potential move to Old Trafford in the summer transfer window. Perisic has a contract with Inter until June 2020.