Ivan Perisic to Manchester United is now considered unlikely to happen after Inter Milan met FFP sanctions to raise €30m by June 30 without needing to sell Perisic, but Gianluca di Marzio suggests the Serie A’s stance hasn’t changed.
Inter Milan have always wanted €50m for Perisic and no deal could be made after Man United refused to meet that price. Di Marzio says Inter are still willing to sell Perisic for that price and are waiting for United to raise their offer.
Furthermore, Di Marzio also says Inter are interested in signing Matteo Darmian but are waiting to see what happens with Perisic before enquiring any further into that potential transfer.
From my perspective, Inter can wait as long as they want – if United haven’t offered €50m for Perisic up to this point, why would that stance change now? Inter played a dangerous game in raising €30m for FFP through a collection of smaller deals but they managed it, now the ball is in their court and they want to squeeze United for a player Jose Mourinho wants.
I can’t see it happening personally. I think Mourinho would have alternatives lined up for Perisic and Ed Woodward will already be working on them. Last summer we got all four first choice signings Mourinho wanted, it looks like this transfer window will be a little bit different.