Inter Milan Refuse To Budge On Ivan Perisic Manchester United Transfer Situation


As per a report published today by Gazzetta Dello Sport (press image provided below), the Nerazzuri are close to signing Keita Balde to replace Perisic, who is expected to join Manchester United.

This could mean the deal is off, or just a minor hiccup United's pursuit of the winger.

"There's everything still to do - he's still a Sampdoria player", he said.

Perisic is under contract for another three years after this summer, explains the paper.

United are heavily targeting Inter's Ivan Perisic but negotiations halted after Inter demanded Martial be part of any deal.

Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti has confirmed the club intends to play Ivan Perisic on their pre-season tour, despite the intense speculation linking him with a move away.

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The former Monaco forward has had to fight on the fringes at Old Trafford this season, with the likes of Juan Mata, Jesse Lingard and Henrikh Mkhitaryan often preferred.

The Croatian worldwide has just come off the back of an excellent campaign that saw him score 11 goals and provide 12 assists so he'll certainly add some much-needed creativity to a United attack that only registered 54 league goals last season.

Keita Balde Diao is now refusing to sign a new contract despite holding discussions over fresh terms since January 2017.

Liverpool have been trying to secure the Guinea international's signature for several weeks and have had several bids turned down by RB Leipzig.

As well as Perisic, the 54-year-old is targeting a defensive midfielder with Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier lined up.