Monday, 18 December, 2017

Perisic named in Inter tour squad despite Manchester United links

Manchester United are set to sign Ivan Perisic in the next 48 hours GETTY Manchester United are set to sign Ivan Perisic in the next 48 hours
Christy Curtis | 19 July, 2017, 00:15

United have signed Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku so far this summer and both players are settling in nicely as the club prepares for the new campaign during a tour of the United States.

Mourinho still wants two more signings and Sportsmail understands a £44million deal for Perisic has nearly been agreed.

Mourinho admitted last week he still wants two more signings and asked for an update on the transfer after the 2-1 friendly win at Real Salt Lake, Mourinho said as he left the press conference: "No idea".

But the deal will now be complicated after Inter named the 28-year-old in their 28-man tour squad.

He is expected to be on a plane today as the 28-year-old is set to travel to China with the rest of the Inter squad, rather than fly out to the U.S. to join Manchester United on their pre-season tour.

How will travelling to Asia with the Nerazzurri help or hinder Perisic's hopes of switching to Old Trafford?

The player made his feelings clear on social media on Monday when he posted a symbol of a plane taking off and pair of hands in prayer.

There has been increased speculation that United are finally willing to cough up to £44m for his services, as Jose Mourinho and the United transfer chiefs know that Inter will like to keep him.

And after adding Perisic to the list, it seems he is ready to battle with bitter rivals Liverpool to sign Naby Keita.

Now, the same story is claiming that a deal for Manchester United to wrap up Perisic as their third summer signing is due to be confirmed in the next few days.

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