Manchester United Chief Ed Woodward met with Ivan Perisic’s agent to finalize a last-minute deal for the Croatian, but Inter Milan are reluctant to sell their star player

As reported by The Sun, Jose Mourinho demanded four signings this summer, three of which have fructified in the form of Romeo Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof. However, the fourth and final piece of the puzzle for Manchester United seems to be Ivan Perisic, and the Red Devils have been chasing Inter’s coveted star ever since the transfer window opened.

As the transfer deadline draws closer, Perisic’s agent, Fali Ramadani, has been in talks with Manchester United chief Ed Woodward to finalize a deal for the Croatian. Manchester United reportedly made a £39 million bid for Perisic, but apparently Inter do not think it was enough to sell their star player.

The Italian Club have asked for a whopping £48million, but Woodward and Ramadani are negotiating the price. Perisic has displayed impressive performances With Inter for the last couple of seasons, and the 28-year old will add further pace to the fluid Manchester United attack.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 28: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale Milano looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

MILAN, ITALY – MAY 28: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale Milano looks on during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and Udinese Calcio at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 28, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)

While Perisic wants to switch San Siro for Old Trafford, Inter’s sporting director Piero Ausilio has steered clear of the reports saying, “I don’t understand where some of these stories come from. He is an important player and we are currently discussing a new contract with him.”

Inter Milan are persuading Perisic into signing a new contract, while United are looking to snap up his signature and strengthen their squad.

Manchester United’s season was off to a perfect start as they thumped West Ham United in their opening fixture at Old Trafford on Sunday. Both of Jose Mourinho’s star signings of this summer, as well as his big money signings from last season came to the fore and delivered comprehensive performances.

The Red Devils boast a deep and potent squad this season, and will be looking to win their first Premier League title in five years.