Perisic edges closer to Man Utd with Inter open to swap deal

The 28-year-old Croatia international wants to leave the Serie A side and director of football Walter Sabatini has admitted they are open to talks

Inter have reopened the possibility of reaching an agreement with Manchester United for Ivan Perisic, admitting a swap deal could be possible for the player who wishes to leave the club.

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Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio dismissed the idea of Perisic moving to the Premier League side on Wednesday, claiming the move is “not happening” .

Jose Mourinho’s side are willing to pay €30 million for the Croatia international, but the Serie A side want around €45m for him.

Goal understands Inter coach Luciano Spalletti has tried to convince the Croatia international to stay, but the winger has made his decision to leave and it is increasingly likely he will head to Old Trafford.

Goal reported in June that Perisic has given his agent, Fali Ramadani, orders to force a move away from the Nerazzurri, and he looks set to get his wish.

Inter’s director of football Walter Sabatini has since revealed the club are open to a potential swap deal with the Red Devils.

“Manchester United are interested in Perisic,” he said. “We could also accept other players in exchange of him.”

Perisic has spent two seasons with Inter after joining from Wolfsburg. The 28-year-old has played 70 games in Serie A, scoring 18 times.