Ivan Perisic to Man Utd: Agent in UK to discuss late transfer | Football | Sport

Manchester United have been linked with a move for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic for weeks but have struggled to get a deal over the line.

The move was thought to be dead in the water with Inter boss Luciano Spalletti claiming last month negotiations were ‘closed’.

However, Italian outlet FCInterNews claim the deal is very much alive and Perisic’s agent Fali Ramadani met with United officials this week.

The report says Ramadani landed in the UK yesterday to discuss his client’s future with the Red Devils.

But the Premier League side face an uphill battle to sign Perisic with Inter also holding talks with him over a new deal.

The Serie A side are reportedly keen to extend his stay at the San Siro for a further four years and have begun talks with his agent Ramadani.

And Inter boss Spalletti admitted last month he would strongly oppose any late attempt for Perisic to leave the club.

“There was a contact a few weeks ago [with United], then the negotiation stopped, so for me it is closed,” he said.

“The more days that pass, the more difficult it becomes for us to find a replacement of his calibre. I’ll strongly oppose his sale.”

However despite this, United boss Jose Mourinho revealed he is still in the market for one more player and revealed it would be for a winger.

When asked about the Red Devils’ transfer business, Mourinho replied: “You know 25 per cent means one of four?

“We got a central defender that can play in many other positions, which is important. Victor [Lindelof] can play right-back and can play central midfield.

“We got a central midfielder, we got a striker.

“Obviously the 25 per cent would be a player for another position, playing from the sides.”

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