Manchester United & Ivan Perisic
It wouldn’t be a transfer window without rumours linking Manchester United to Ivan Perisic, right?
Last summer the papers were full of claims that Perisic could leave Inter Milan to join Man United.
Jose Mourinho was reportedly a huge admirer of the Croatian winger.
And yet that deal never materialised.
But could Perisic move to Old Trafford this January?
That possibility has been floated by Italian daily Corriere della Sera on Wednesday.
Indeed, the paper reports that Man United are currently in talks with Inter Milan about the possible transfer.
Man United vs Atletico Madrid
Corriere della Sera claim that Inter are not only talking to Man United, but also Atletico Madrid.
Perisic is now 29-years-old, and it’s announced that Inter would sell him this January if a 40 million euro price tag is met.
For the record, Perisic is under contract at Inter until 2022.
Inter are said to be happy to sell Perisic after the Croatian’s form dipped in the first half of the season.
In 18 Serie A matches this term, Perisic has three goals and two assists. Corriere della Sera describe Perisic’s form this season as “disastrous”.
Perisic is so out of favour at the San Siro, it’s claimed that even if the Croat doesn’t leave in this window, he’ll leave the Nerazzurri this summer.
So will Perisic move to Old Trafford?
Corriere della Sera steer clear of a definitive answer, yet they drop several breadcrumbs indicating that the transfer could happen.
It’s noted that Perisic has a well-known desire to want to play in the Premier League.
Moreover, Inter have a good relationship with Man United, as the clubs are in talks over full-back Matteo Darmian.
Does Perisic to Man United make sense?
That’s up for debate.
Man United appear to have decent cover in wide attacking areas.
Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard operate in that position, while Juan Mata and Marcus Rashford can also fill in that role if needed.