Man Utd And Chelsea Dealt Huge Blows In Perisic And Candreva Pursuits By Inter Chief
Inter Milan chief Piero Ausilio accentuated that in-demand wingers Ivan Perisic and Antonio Candreva are not for sale.
The Portuguese boss is desperately searching for a wide midfielder and has been linked with a move for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic.
Conte is fond of the winger, having worked with Candreva during his two years in charge of the Italy national side.
Reports last week had claimed that Inter Milan were ready to offload the 30-year-old as he does not match manager Luciano Spalletti’s style.
But Inter sporting director Ausilio made it clear that both Perisic and Candreva are not for sale.
“I don’t understand where some of these stories come from,” he told Mediaset Premium.
“Candreva has never been on the market and we have absolutely no intention of selling him.”
“The same goes for Perisic, who is an important player and we are currently discussing a new contract with him.”
Man Utd’s pursuit of Perisic had been dealt a blow as Inter are holding out for a £50million fee and had also demanded Anthony Martial to be a part of the deal for the Croatian star.
But now, Inter boss Spalletti has accentuated that there is no chance of the move going through with the Red Devils not following up on transfer talks for the 28-year-old Croatian star.
“Until now, there hasn’t been any important contact,” the Inter boss 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.”