MANCHESTER UNITED could make a surprise swoop for Inter Milan midfielder Ivan Perisic as Jose Mourinho plans to raid his former club.
Perisic, a Bundesliga winner at Jurgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund, joined the Italian giants from VfL Wolfsburg for reported fee of €19m back in 2015. He has been one of Inter’s star performers since then and has had a hand in 25 goals in 60 appearances in all competitions.
Liverpool, Everton and Tottenham are all said to have Perisic on their radar, while Paris Saint-Germain have earmarked the Croatia international as a viable target.
But Italian outlet Calciomercato claim it is Mourinho at Manchester United who stands the greatest chance of landing Perisic.
According to the report, Mourinho could use his influence at his former club to help secure the deal.
Inter manager Stefano Pioli is supposedly seeking his own new recruits and has the fanatical backing of Inter’s new Chinese owners.
Perisic’s performances have improved since Pioli took charge at the San Siro following Franck de Boer’s sacking.
Mourinho is said to be a fan of Perisic’s ‘tactically flexibility’ and could have room in his midfield should the boss sell Memphis Depay, Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger this winter.
Mourinho won the Champions League with Inter in 2010 before moving to Real Madrid that summer.