Manchester United are unwilling to improve on their £26 million bid for Ivan Perisic, but Inter Milan remain equally adamant.
Both the clubs are considered to have reached a stalemate, where neither club is willing to yield their demands for the player, in order to complete a possible move to Old Trafford for the Croatian National.
FIFA’s Financial Fair Play rules might play an important mediator in this situation though. With Inter having to show around €30 million by the end of June, an easy solution for the club might be a possible sale of the 28-year-old.
Despite the current situation, and United’s deep interests in acquiring the player’s services, a previous bid made for the winger was not acceptable for Internazionale.
After recently bringing Victor Lindelof from Benfica to join his ranks, Jose Mourinho is understood to be looking for a wide player, and believes Perisic might fit the role right. He has had a fantabulous season for an otherwise disappointing run by Inter Milan.
Joining after 4 seasons at Wolfsburg in Bundesliga, he has played 2 seasons at the San Siro, and has answered his critics in both of these campaigns. Playing a total of 79 games in 2 years, he has scored 20 goals for the club. As a midfielder who is often played as a playmaker, and a vision master, he also bagged 8 Serie A assists last season.
With Alvaro Morata almost sure to make a permanent move to Manchester, Perisic may make the switch with the ambitions of playing Champions League football, as Manchester United qualified by winning the Europa League against Ajax at Stockholm.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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