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Manchester United bid for Ivan Persic has been accepted by Inter Milan

03 June 2017

The Italian outlet goes on to state that Perisic has also agreed personal terms over a contract worth £85,000-a-week - double his current salary - and the deal is expected to be officially announced next week.

Manchester United are close to making their first signing of the season after Serie A giants Inter Milan accepted a €52million (£45.3m) bid for Croatian star Ivan Perisic.

La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the original proposal had been in the region of €45m, but the Nerazzurri wanted at least €50m for his services.

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Manchester United could have competition for Perisic if Inter do sell, with Chelsea having lodged an enquiry recently to take soundings over the player's availability and likely price tag.

Inter need to sell players before the end of the month to meet Financial Fair Play regulations and if they fail, this summer's transfer budget will be affected.

Among those pushed towards the exit are Andrea Ranocchia, Yuto Nagatomo, Marcelo Brozovic, Ever Banega, Jonathan Biabiany and Rodrigo Palacio.

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Jose Mourinho has allegedly stepped up interest in the Croatia worldwide after Antoine Griezmann announced he was staying with Atletico Madrid this summer after understanding Diego Simeone would not be able to replace him with the transfer ban in place.

Perisic impressed during a disappointing campaign for Inter Milan, scoring 11 goals and providing 11 assists as they missed out on European qualification.

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Manchester United bid for Ivan Persic has been accepted by Inter Milan