The 28-year-old, who announced himself to the watching world with a series of promising performances at Euro 2016, has made 31 appearances for Inter this season, featuring as a midfielder and winger, scoring nine goals in the process.
And according to Calcio Mercato, Mourinho will shell out £51m in an attempt to lure the Croat to Old Trafford over the summer.
One thing that stands out about Perisic is his sheer versatility: the Inter Milan forward, following stints at Club Brugge, Wolfsburg, Borussia Dortmund and now Inter, has gained a firm hold on numerous attacking roles throughout his career, seamlessly adapting to the methods of different managers, systems and approaches, enriching his overall awareness of the game as a result.
Underpinning all of that, of course, is an admirable desire to cover as much ground as possible; he is not a one-trick pony, nor is he only useful in very specific contexts. This is a player capable of committing everything to the cause and doing damage in various roles on a regular basis – something Mourinho clearly values.