Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti confirms talks with Ivan Perisic

by Tanveer Arayan

Inter Milan manager, Luciano Spalletti, has confirmed talks over Ivan Perisic’s potential Manchester United transfer.

Gianluca Di Marzio has previously revealed that Man United have reached an agreement with Perisic over an Old Trafford switch as he expects to join the club ahead of the transfer window closing.

However, even though he may be planning life in Manchester, United have not yet reached an agreement with Inter over his fee, which is an issue ahead of a potential deal.

Speaking about his side, Spalletti is hoping he’ll be able to persuade Perisic to stay.

“I will speak to everyone and, of course, for those who are ‘distracted’ there will be different words,” he said.

“I will listen to him (Perisic). I’m counting on him but we’ll have to understand his intentions. It would not be nice for me to hear him say words like ‘I want to leave’. We’ll see.

“You keep talking about Perisic and his desire to leave but I need to listen to his own words first and then decide how to act.

“In any case, I will say this: we are Inter and we can choose to make different decisions to the ideas of the players.

“I hope to have him in the side, I am counting on it and I am positive in that sense.”

Perisic is hoping to work with Mourinho and is keen on playing in the Champions League again after a four-year absence, but with Inter unwilling meet United’s valuation, especially after raising the funds needs to comply with Financial Fair Play regulations, it doesn’t seem like a move will be possible.

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