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Man United confident of sealing £44m Perisic deal before Inter jet out to China

Date Posted,July 17, 2017

Manchester United are edging closer to a £44million deal to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan.

Inter fly to China on Tuesday to begin their pre-season tour, with United keen to seal a deal before Perisic goes off with the rest of the squad.

United are said to have offered £39.5m for Perisic, plus £4.5m in add-ons, taking the total package to £44m for the Croatia international.

Inter are reluctant to lose Perisic, but United are hopeful the Italian club will find their offer for the winger impossible to turn down.

Man United are set to offer Inter Milan £44million for Ivan Perisic (Image: Inter via Getty Images)
Man United are keen to sign Perisic before Inter fly to China for pre-season training (Image: AFP)

According to reports, the Nerazzurri are looking at Lazio star Keita Balde as a possible replacement for Perisic, should he move to Man United.

Balde has just one year to run on his contract with the Biancocelesti and had been thought to want Juventus above other interested clubs.

Chelsea and Liverpool also registered an interest in the €20m-rated forward, but Inter appear to be the front runners, which could allow the Serie A giants to release Perisic.

Jose Mourinho has already parted with £75million to sign Romelu Lukaku (Image: REUTERS)

Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti recently appeared to drop a hint following reports that United had agreed a fee with Inter.

Speaking to Sportitalia, Spalletti said: “Perisic? You [journalists] know everything, it’s all out in the open.”

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