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Manchester United have reportedly agreed a fee with Inter Milan to sign Ivan Perisic for £40 million.
According to Warren Haughton in The Sun, Perisic will fly out to join up with the Red Devils in the United States to complete his move having been linked with the Manchester club for much of the summer.
Sky Sports News HQ’s Kaveh Solhekol revealed Inter are close to signing Keita Balde from Lazio to replace Perisic, further indication he is set to leave the San Siro:
Kaveh Solhekol @SkyKaveh
Manchester United making progress with Ivan Perisic deal. Inter Milan close to signing replacement – Keita Balde from Lazio
The 28-year-old Croatian has long been reported as a key target for United manager Jose Mourinho, but the two clubs’ inability to agree on a fee looked set to scupper the deal, per James Ducker in the Telegraph.
However, the Red Devils look set to finally get their man, and The Independent’s Miguel Delaney believes he will be a useful addition:
Miguel Delaney @MiguelDelaney
Perisic now very close. Will be good signing. Crosses the ball almost five times more than United’s current wingers – needed with Lukaku!
Playing predominantly on the left flank Perisic netted 11 Serie A goals and provided eight assists for Inter last term, per WhoScored.com.
Should United complete his signing, Perisic will become the club’s third major addition of the summer after Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof.