£39m to £48m: Man Utd Close To Landing First Major Signing Of The Summer
Just days after winning the Europa League and securing Champions League football for next season, Jose Mourinho is close to landing his first major signing of the summer.
According to reports in Italy, Man Utd are closing in on the acquisition of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic. The player is said to have already agreed contract terms with the fee still to be settled.
The number was initially reported to be around £39 million. However, further reports suggest that Inter Milan are now demanding around £48 million.
BREAKING: Sky sources report that Manchester United are in talks to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic. #SSNHQ
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) May 27, 2017
Jose Mourinho has apparently been key in persuading Perisic to join Man Utd rather than Paris Saint-Germain, reportedly meeting the play face-to-face in Zagreb during the March international window.
The 28-year-old was signed by the Serie A side two years ago from Wolfsburg. He is now apparently being sold to balance the books at the San Siro and also possibly finance the signing of Colombian forward James Rodriguez from Real Madrid.
Ivan Perisic has scored 33 league goals since 2013/14:
15 left foot ⬅️
10 right foot ➡️
8 headers ⬆️
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 28, 2017
If the deal does go through, it will reportedly be a four-year contract for Perisic.