Manager replies to reports linking 28-year-old winger with Man United transfer

New Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti remained coy when quizzed about the speculation linking Ivan Perisic with Manchester United

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New Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has refused to comment on speculation linking Ivan Perisic with a transfer to Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils have been heavily linked with a move to bring the Croatian winger to Old Trafford in recent days as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his attacking options.

Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of new signings this summer as Mourinho gears up for his second season in charge at the club.

However, new Inter Milan boss Spalletti did not give anything away when quizzed directly about the futures of both Perisic and Mauro Icardi.

Spalletti is quoted as saying by the Daily Express: “I’ll avoid answering on Mauro and Perisic for now.

“There are strong players at Inter but they have to get into the team mechanism. It must be the team that works.

“I want all the players who are able to donate something to their team-mates with their quality.”

Manchester United officially unveiled their first signing of the summer on Wednesday as they announced the capture of defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

The Red Devils are likely to want a number of other additions this summer as Mourinho prepares his team for a return to the Champions League next season and aims to guide them to a Premier League title challenge.

Manchester United finished sixth and won the EFL Cup and Europa League trophies in Mourinho’s first campaign at the club.

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