By Dave Marshall
After seeing an initial £36m offer rebuffed by Inter Milan for Ivan Perisic, reports in Italy believe that the Red Devils are primed to up their offer to a staggering £44m, a bid they feel will be enough to tempt the Italian giants into selling.
As reported by talksports, the Italian media believe that though the bid still falls below Inter’s valuation, they may likely accept as they risk falling foul of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulation. The player is still silent about a potential swap to Manchester but it is believed that he has agreed personal terms with the 20-time English champions already. The same report suggests that PSG are also keen on a move for the former Borrusia Dortmund man.
Jose Mourinho supposedly travelled to Zagreb to watch the player in action in an international game in March, and was rumoured to have been pleased with his performance, which has led to United’s in interest in him.
United finished sixth in the Premier league, and are expected to mount a serous assault on the league and also in Europe.
Perisic has impressed this season for Inter, in what has been yet another underwhelming season for the club, and is rumoured to be keen on a move away so as to play Champions League football. United need a pact goal-scoring wide player, capable of playing multiple roles while also creating for his teammates, something Ivan Perisic is tailor-made for.
The 28-year-old Croatian scored 12 goals and created a further 13 in 42 matches for the 2010 Treble winners.