Manchester United have reached a verbal agreement with Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic ahead of a potential summer move, according to reports.
Gianluca Di Marzio recently reported that Man United had made an offer worth €35m for the Croat international, only for Inter to respond by demanding a minimum of €55m.
Perisic, who impressed during Euro 2016, has enjoyed an excellent season at Inter, claiming 11 goals and 10 assists in 42 appearances.
And according to the Mirror’s Jack Rathborn, a verbal agreement between Perisic and Jose Mourinho has been reached.
The deal, it should be noted, could be scuppered by Inter if they hold firm on demanding €55m for the 29-year-old – a fee United believe to be exorbitant.
Indeed, this is where Ed Woodward and Co step in. Mourinho has done his job by guaranteeing his side a place in next season’s Champions League group stages; now is the time for the men in suits to carry out the business required for Mourinho to take his side to the next level.
A bargaining war will now commence: United’s figure, in the eyes of Inter, is too low, and Inter’s figure, in turn, is perceived as too by high United – a status quo that will, you sense, naturally lead to an agreement being found somewhere in between.