Inter Milan director Piero Ausilio has confirmed that Manchester United are interested in Croatian international Ivan Perisic.
Newly-crowned Premier League champions Chelsea are also reportedly keen on Perisic, who has found the net 11 times in Italy’s Serie A this season, including in Inter’s final league game against Udinese.
Although confirming the interest from England, Ausilio insisted that no bids had yet been received for the playmaker.
He told Premium Sport: ‘(United) haven’t made us an official offer for Perisic, but their interest is there. We want to improve Inter, and this is why we do not have any sellable or un-sellable players as of now.
‘We know that we have many important players within our roster like Perisic, and before we decide to sell him, we have to think about what’s best for Inter.
‘For me we have as good a squad, or maybe even a better squad, than most of our rivals who finished ahead of us. We don’t need all that much, we will certainly make some moves, but we will first have to see what our new coach will want.’
The identity of that new coach has yet to be determined, with Luciano Spalletti of Roma leading the list of replacements for the sacked Stefano Pioli. Inter finished in seventh place in Serie A this season, a massive 29 points behind champions Juventus.
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75