According to reports in Goal.com, the Croatia international has given his agent the go-ahead to make his potential switch from Inter to Old Trafford happen this summer.
Inter value the 28-year-old at £43m, which is why United saw their initial bid around €30m get rejected.
The San Siro outfit had to raise money to meet the Financial Fair Play requirements, and had set a deadline of June 30 for a deal to get through nearing their valuation, which has now failed to materialise. However, Manchester United could still sign Ivan Perisic for their preferred price, despite the news.
The Italian giants believe they have managed to stave off sanctions by UEFA thanks to a number of smaller deals which have raised the €30m they needed by the June 30 deadline.
Inter do not want to sell Perisic at a lower valuation, but the Croatian midfielder could yet force the club into a corner by demanding a move. Moreover, United are heavily interested in the services of Perisic too, as Jose wants the winger to add more firepower in their attacking quartet.
Further reports in Goal.com suggests Perisic’s new negotiator, Fali Ramadani, has been given orders to take a far more aggressive approach in helping the 28-year-old make a move this summer. This, in turn, will leave United in a healthy bargaining position when it comes to a transfer fee.
Perisic played 42 matches for Inter last season and scored 11 goals. The former Borussia Dortmund and Wolfsburg player has plenty of experience, and would provide competition to the younger United wingers for a place in the starting XI.
Written by Rajdeep Saha
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