Ivan Perisic will reject the bumper contract being offered by Inter Milan in order to force through his move to Manchester United, according to reports.
The Serie A side, in an attempt to hold on to the winger, have offered the 29-year-old a new deal worth £85,000 a week to underline his importance to new manager Luciano Spalletti.
Man United and Inter are currently locked in negotiations over his fee, with the latter refusing to budge on their €50m valuation of the Croatia international.
But the Mirror’s David Anderson has noted that Perisic, who has agreed personal terms with United, will attempt to advance the deal by rejecting any new offer made by Inter.
I’m really not sure what angle Inter are taking here any more. The beleaguered Serie A side, last potent under Jose Mourinho, simply need to levy £26m by July 1 in order to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations and United, according to reports, are offering at least that amount, but somehow still not enough.
The quip ‘beggars can’t be choosers’ – a term I normally don’t like – feels relevant here. Perisic wants to leave and Inter need the money. And soon. Their stubbornness doesn’t seem to be beneficial to any of the parties involved, and supporters will just want to see the move go through over the next few days.