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Mourinho wants United to wrap up Perisic deal

Premier League

LONDON – Manchester United are to sign £44million Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic within weeks.

Jose Mourinho sees the Croatian as a key part of his recruitment push, though a fee has yet to be agreed.

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Ivan Perisic, in action here for Croatia, is set to leave Inter Milan for Manchester United. Photo: Sergei Stepanov, Xinhua

The clubs are in contact, and Sportsmail understands the United manager wants the 28-year-old in his squad for next month’s USA tour.

An insider said: “There’s a keenness to get it done. We’re looking at it going through within weeks.”

After signing £30.7m Benfica defender Victor Lindelof this week, Mourinho also wants Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata.

Madrid are said to want £75m, but United value him nearer £60m. There is also a fear that Real could renew efforts to buy goalkeeper David de Gea.

Lindelof told the United website about his move: “Of course it feels great to know the coach wants you to finally be here. It makes me very happy. I’ve spoken to him. It was a good chat. It’s very important for me to hear what he has to say.”

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