Manchester United could miss out on Ivan Perisic, with the Croatian set to accept a bumper contract from Inter Milan in the coming days.
There is no denying that United have been chasing Perisic throughout the summer, after his impressive performances for Inter Milan last season, wherein he scored 11 goals and bagged 10 assists in 42 appearances.
The Red Devils have submitted three bids for Perisic so far, with the highest being around €50m, but the Nerazzurri have consistently played hard ball over the negotiations of the Croatian international, and refused to move from their asking price of €55m.
Inter have also asked United to include Anthony Martial as part of any deal for Perisic, but the Premier League giants are reluctant to let the Frenchman go the opposite way.
After the lack of progress in the transfer, it now seems that Perisic would sign a new contract with the San Siro outfit. The latest report in Mediaset Premium Sport claims that the wide-man has been offered a new deal from Inter worth €6m-a-year until 2021, which would make him the highest paid player at the club.
There is no denying that this report comes as a huge blow for United, but that won’t stop them in their quest of signing an attacking winger before the transfer window closes.
In fact, they have already turned their attention back towards Gareth Bale, and many Manchester United fans have also urged Mourinho to sign the Welshman instead of entertaining Inter’s hardball stance for Perisic.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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