Inter Milan manager, Luciano Spalletti, has confirmed he will strongly oppose any potential sale of Manchester United target Ivan Perisic.
Jose Mourinho registered interest in the 28-year-old clear at the start of the summer window, however, he was trying to sign the Croation on a cheap as Inter had Financial Fair Play regulations to comply with.
However, after making deals through smaller sales, Inter have been trying to keep hold of their star asset, who is reported to be valued by Inter at around £48m.
Speaking about a potential transfer, Spalletti insists Perisic is not for sale.
“Until now, there hasn’t been any important contact,” he said.
“There was something you already know about at the beginning of the window [but] there was no follow-up and so, for me, the topic is over.
“It’s true as time goes by, it becomes more and more difficult to replace him with another player. I will strongly oppose the sale of Perisic if an offer comes.”
Perisic enjoyed a standout 2016-17 campaign for Inter, with 11 goals and six assists last term, but he still couldn’t inspire any better than a seventh place finish, meaning Inter miss out on European football.