Man United on verge of £45.3m first summer signing – report

Manchester United are close to completing a deal to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy

jose mourinho
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho Photo: UEFA / Handout

Manchester United are on the verge of signing Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, according to reports in Italy.

Italian sports newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport – as quoted by Metro – is reporting that a €52m (£45.3m) fee has been agreed between the two teams and that Perisic could end up being Manchester United’s first summer signing.

The Croatian winger has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent days as Jose Mourinho searches for the signings needed to transform his team into Premier League title challengers.

The same report claims that the Italian club are being “forced” to sell Perisic before the end of June so as to meet Financial Fair Play regulations, otherwise their summer transfer budget would be restricted.

The 28-year-old has been in good form for Inter Milan this season, scoring 11 goals and making eight assists in 36 Serie A games.

The reports come in the wake of Manchester United having booked their place in the group stage of next season’s Champions League thanks to their Europa League final triumph over Ajax last month.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Roy Keane
World Cup 2022: Roy Keane ‘can’t believe’ Brazil celebrations against South Korea
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Gossip
Sky Sports News reporter Dharmesh Sheth
Sky Sports reporter delivers update on Chelsea FC search for next signing
Gossip
Frenkie De Jong
Fabrizio Romano provides update on Chelsea FC link to Frenkie De Jong
Roy Keane
World Cup 2022: Roy Keane ‘can’t believe’ Brazil celebrations against South Korea
Alisson vs Ederson
Alisson vs Ederson Stats – What Do The Numbers Say?
Chris Sutton
World Cup 2022: Chris Sutton explains his France v Poland prediction
Slideshow
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature