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Man Utd On Verge Of £40M Perisic Deal As Inter Close In On Keita Balde

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Manchester United are now on the verge of completing a deal for Ivan Perisic before Inter Milan jet out to China on a pre-season tour.

Premier League giants Manchester United have now agreed in principle with Inter Milan over a £40million transfer fee for Ivan Perisic.

United want Perisic to be their third signing this summer.

The Croatian midfielder is now on the verge of becoming Manchester United’s third signing this summer following the arrival of Romeleu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof.

Inter are set to sign Keita Balde from Lazio.

Inter were holding out for a transfer fee of £50m for Perisic but Manchester United have now agreed with Inter a take-it-or-leave-it final offer of £40m for the Croatian man as the Serie A club are on the brink of signing Lazio star Keita Balde after enquiring about a loan deal for Anthony Martial.

FootTheBall had earlier reported that Perisic has agreed personal terms with Man Utd and wants the Serie A club to finalise his move to Man Utd as soon as possible.

Perisic, right, scored 11 goals and added eight assists for Inter last season.

Sources reveal that the Croatian man will take home a wage packet of £100,000 on a four-year deal with the Red Devils.

And now Jose Mourinho will shift his attention to out-of-favour Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic who has not travelled with the Blues squad on their pre-season tour.

Matic has been linked with a move to Man Utd

Matic has been heavily linked with a move to Man Utd this summer.

It is understood that the Serbian midfielder will go down the pecking order at Chelsea after the arrival of Monaco star Tiemoue Bakayoko.

Bakayoko has completed his move form Monaco to Chelsea.

And it is believed that Mourinho will capitalise upon this opportunity to lure away Matic to Old Trafford.

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Meanwhile, Sergio Romero has signed a new long-term contract With Man Utd and it will keep him at the club until 2021.

Romero has signed a new contract

The Argentinain keeper had arrived at Man Utd on a free transfer from Sampdoria in 2015 and has played a pivotal role in last season’s Europa League triumph.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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