Man United target set to sign new contract with Inter Milan

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The Croatia international is all set to sign a long term contract with the club.

It has been a succesful transfer window for both Jose Mourinho and Manchester United till now. As they are building a formidable team with excellent new recruits. But this news may come out as a big blow for them, as their target Ivan Perisic is set to sign a long term deal with Inter Milan.

Both Perisic and Antonio Candreva have both been linked with a move away from the San Siro this summer. Perisic is chased by Manchester United , whereas Candreva was linked with Chelsea.

However Inter Milan director, Piero Ausilio, has once again stated that the players are not for sale, and their links with several clubs are just rumours.

Inter director Piero Ausilio told :

“Candreva has never been on the market and we have absolutely no intention of selling him.”
“The same goes for Perisic, who is an important player and we are currently discussing a new contract with him.”

Jose Mourinho and Ed Woodward have been succesfull in snapping up talented young defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica and then Lukaku from Everton and also got hold of Nemanja Matic from the Former Premier League Champions Chelsea.Lindelof,Lukaku and Matic are exceptional players with great abilities and their addition to the Red Devils will only strengthen their side.

But Jose Mourinho is keen that Ed Woodward will bring the 4th major signing who will probably be a winger. Perisic was on their radar for a long time but after the news of the Croatian signing a long term deal with the Nerazzurri, it will be extremly difficult to land the winger at Old Trafford.

United had the chance of wrapping up the deal with the Croatian winger, but the Red Devils failed to decide on a fee. Inter was holding out £48.2m asking price for their star winger but Jose Mourinho was not willing to accept the price tag, and that is the only reason which has hindered the move.

Weeks before, Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti stated that they are ready to hear offers from Manchester United, but not before they find a suitable replacement for Ivan Perisic.

But Mourinho and his men flew off on their pre-season tour to US before turning their attention towards Nemanja Maic’s deal . So Perisic’s move to Old Trafford was overlooked and now the chances of signing the 28-year old winger seems dubious.