Manchester United transfer target Ivan Perisic wants to quit Inter this summer and would command a transfer fee of €35-40 million, Goal has learned.
United manager Jose Mourinho hit the headlines on Friday after he was spotted in Zagreb ahead of Croatia’s World Cup 2018 qualifier against Ukraine.
Mourinho is a big fan of the 28-year-old winger, who is determined to leave the Serie A club this summer.
Goal understands that only Champions League football could potentially convince Perisic to remain at San Siro, but that seems unlikely with Inter eight points off a playoff place with just nine games to go.
Perisic recently changed his representative to Fali Ramadani in a bid to facilitate a move to the English Premier League, a competition the wideman has never hidden his desire to play in.
The former Wolfsburg star’s contract at Inter expires in 2020 and he would cost Manchester United a transfer fee of €35-40m were a deal to be agreed. Chelsea have also been linked to the Euro 2016 star in recent months.
Inter are open to letting Perisic leave in order to fund a big-money transfer of their own – with Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Fiorentina’s Federico Bernardeschi and Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi on the shortlist to replace the Croatian.
Mourinho is also keeping an eye on Perisic’s Inter and Croatia team-mate Marcelo Brozovic, whose future at San Siro past the summer is also in doubt.