Manchester United will submit an improved offer for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic this week after an initial £26 million bid was rejected.
The Italians are believed to be asking for a fee in the region of £45 million and will be in no rush to sell the Croatian for cheap after complying with Financial Fair Play regulations.
Inter were at risk of breaching FFP regulations and needed to raise £26 million by last weekend, which they managed by offloading several players.
Manchester United would prefer to stay around the £26 million mark for the Croatian international, but Inter are apparently still hanging out for a £45 million fee.
Inter Milan will charge a premium for Ivan Perisic, but justifiably so after a standout season.
Perisic finished as the club’s second top-scorer in Serie A with 11 goals, and added eight assists from 36 appearances.
Inter struggled overall last season, finishing 7th, and they’ll hardly fare much better next season if they offload their best players.
However, Perisic will be 29 by the half-way point of next season, meaning it’s unlikely that there’ll be another opportunity to sell him for such a fee in the future.
Jose Mourinho has thus far only brought in Benfica defender Victor Lindelof, while the ongoing saga involving Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata will hopefully be wrapped up by the end of the week.