Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists he was just visiting friends rather than assessing players as he watched Croatia versus Ukraine.
He was in Zagreb as Croatia claimed victory while Ivan Perisic has been heavily linked with an Old Trafford move in the summer.
Perisic has 16 goals in 55 Croatia appearances and has scored nine times for Inter this season, but was unfortunately not in action in Croatia’s World Cup qualifier.
Speaking about his trip, Mourinho claims he was simply visiting friends.
“I have no hidden cause, I just came to enjoy my free days and visit some friends like Predrag Mijatovic and Davor Suker,” he said.
“I know everyone believes I came to watch some players, but in football today you don’t have to travel around in order to see some players, I know all of them well.
“I came as a person that wants to relax and enjoy the nice weather, unlike the rainy weather in Manchester.”
He’s thought to be valued at around £35m and even if Mourinho was negotiating a deal it’s not like he’d tell the media anyway.