Man United increasingly unlikely to sign 28-year-old attacker – report

Manchester United aren't expected to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this summer, according to reports

Manchester United target Ivan Perisic Photo: Fifa

Manchester United are increasingly unlikely to sign Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic, according to reports in England.

Sky Sports published an update on their live transfer blog at 19:55 BST on Wednesday evening that claims Inter Milan are confident of keeping the Croatia international.

The story on the their website reveals that Inter Milan and Manchester United have not been in discussions over the past few days.

The Red Devils were heavily linked with a move to sign the 28-year-old attacker before Manchester United appeared to turn their interest to Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale.

Chelsea are now thought to be interested in Perisic’s team-mate Antonio Candreva with Inter reluctant to sell two key players this summer.

Manchester United have already made three summer signings in the current transfer window as Jose Mourinho looks to improve his options ahead of a return to the Champions League.

Victor Lindelof completed a £30.7m move from Benfica before Manchester United signed Romelu Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton.

Manchester United added Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic to their squad in a £40m transfer on Monday evening.

Fact file: Ivan Perisic

– Ivan Perisic started his career at Belgian side Club Brugge before moving to Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in 2011.

– The Croatian winger spent two seasons at the Westfalenstadion but struggled to make an impression under then manager Jurgen Klopp.

– Perisic moved to Dortmund’s Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg and netted 21 times in 88 appearances to attract interest from Inter Milan.

– The 28-year-old enjoyed his most prolific season in six seasons last term after Perisic ended up with 11 goals in 36 outings in Serie A.

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