Manchester United In ‘Advanced Talks’ For Croatian World Cup Star

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Manchester United are looking to complete a move for Ivan Perisic this summer.

The Red Devils have been one of the most active parties in this transfer window. Jose Mourinho has already brought in three players – Fred, Diogo Dalot, and Lee Grant, but none of them seem to be an upgrade to the existing players.

United have also found it difficult to lure in better players, as the big names have been representing their nations in Russia. But with the World Cup set to end this Sunday, a lot of activity is expected at Old Trafford.

According to reports, Manchester United are already in advanced talks with Inter over a possible move for Ivan Perisic.

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The Croatian’s performance in the semi-final against England ensured his nation’s first chance at winning the title this summer. But this isn’t the first time that United are being linked with Perisic, as last summer, it seemed like the player was all set to arrive at Old Trafford.

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Multiple reports suggested that he had signed personal terms with the club. But eventually, the move broke down, and Inter convinced Perisic to sign a new contract.

Now, Perisic’s counsel, Fali Ramadani and Pini Zahavi, are said to have booked a flight to Manchester, as they look to close terms before the 29-year-old plays the final against France.

With the transfer window closing early this summer, Ed Woodward wants to ensure that the formalities are completed early, and has therefore asked the representatives to come down.

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Mourinho was left pretty impressed with Perisic’s performance against England. The United boss is currently working as a pundit for Russia Today, and here is what The Sun quoted him saying after the match:

“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others. Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative but he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air.”

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