Now that Leroy Sané is at long last a Bayern Munich player, it looks increasingly likely that Ivan Perisic will leave the club after the Champions League is over. His loan from Inter Milan was extended to accommodate the remainder of Bayern’s Champions League schedule, but a new report from FussballTransfers suggests that Inter is already working on a deal to send Perisic to Manchester United.
Bayern already let the purchase option in Perisic’s loan contract expire in mid may, making it clear that they would not pay €20 million for Perisic; €10 million was the reported maximum the Bavarians were willing to spend on the Croatian.
Inter Milan now is interested in trying to use Perisic in a swap deal for Alexis Sanchez, who is currently on loan at Inter. Sanchez’s contract with United runs through June 2022. Since Serie A’s restart, the Chilean international has been impressive, scoring 2 goals and providing 7 assists in a total of 10 matches. He had struggled with a peroneal tendon issue earlier in the season that kept him sidelined for just under three months. For such a deal, Inter would only ask for around €15 million for Perisic, a relatively cheap investment for Manchester United. Perisic’s sale would inevitably help Inter get a better deal for Sanchez.
In addition to Manchester United, it’s also reported that other Premier League clubs have shown interest in Perisic, Tottenham Hotspur and Everton among them. Man United arguably have more attacking options than Everton or Tottenham, but Inter have most of the leverage in a potential deal for Perisic. Even though United might be the only club willing to pay a certain fee for the Croatian,he would have to compete with Anthony Martial, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, Daniel James, and Jesse Lingard at Old Trafford.