According to the Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, Manchester United submitted a new and improved bid of £39.5m for Ivan Persic, but the offer was rejected by Inter Milan. The report also claims that United included a number of bonuses in their offer for the player, but Inter reportedly deemed them to be insufficient.
After a solid 2016-17 season with the Serie A giants, the Croatian has been one of Mourinho’s primary targets this summer. In fact, recent reports suggested that Persic himself is determined to join up with the former Chelsea manager at Old Trafford.
Plus, recent reports in England claimed that Inter tabled a better contract offer of £85,000 a-week-deal for Perisic in order to fend off interest from the Red Devils, but the 28-year-old rejected a new offer.
Despite Perisic being very keen to play in the Premier League, Inter board members are demanding £48.4m for the services of the winger.
The Italian club had already rejected a £35m bid from United earlier this summer, and they are now in a strong negotiating position, as they are no longer required to sell the midfielder in order to meet the financial fair play regulations.
If the English giants fail to sign Perisic, they could set their sights on Florentina’s talented winger Federico Bernardeschi. The 23-year-old’s agent, Beppe Bozo, confirmed on Tuesday that the player is set to quit the club this summer and will not renew his contract with Fiorentina.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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