Mourinho hotly pursued the Croatian winger over the summer of 2017 but the two clubs failed to strike a deal.
The 55-year-old was notably disappointed with the board for failing to land such a key target, bemoaning the botched transfer over the World Cup.
“I wanted Ivan Perisic,” he said. “He went from Croatia to Borussia Dortmund, then to Wolfsburg, then to Inter. I do not know why he did not come to Manchester United, I wanted him.”
According to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Perisic remains one of manager Luciano Spalletti’s favourites but has failed to hit top form during a difficult start for Inter this season, rendering it possible that Inter would sell him.
Inter wanted to include Anthony Martial as part of any deal in 2017 – a prospect Man United balked at – and remain keen to include him in a swap move over the summer of 2019. The report states that Perisic, who signed a new contract at the San Siro two years ago, could be sold for around £35m. Mourinho will, no doubt, be on red alert.