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Inter Milan manager set to block Perisic transfer

Inter Milan manager set to block Perisic transfer

Inter Milan manager set to block Perisic transfer

Perisic looks unlikely to join United
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In yet another turn of events, Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti will go out of his way to block a possible departure for Ivan Perisic as there is not enough time left to find a viable replacement. 

Inter Milan were previously reported to have accepted a £40 million bid from Manchester United for Ivan Perisic, according to the Sun. The Croatian also left the Inter Milan training camp in China for what was believed to be a toothache. 

However, those reports turned out to be false as Perisic returned to training a few days later and has been very active in Inter Milan's pre-season training and matches. The midfielder assisted Eder's goal against Bayern Munich last night as Inter cruised to a 2-0 win over the German champions in the opening match of the International Champions Cup in Singapore. 

Like many other transfer targets, Manchester United's inability to quickly tie up a deal looks set to have cost them Perisic. 

Inter's manager Luciano Spalletti spoke after his team's victory against Bayern and was quoted by Football Italia as saying: "The talk about Perisic is now finished. The more days that pass, the more it becomes difficult for us to find a replacement of his caliber. I’ll strongly oppose his sale." 

Jose Mourinho has already started looking for other players in the form of RB Leipzig's Emil Forsberg.