Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Inter Offer Perisic Contract Extension

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Inter Offer Perisic Contract Extension

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INTERNAZIONALE have begun talks over a new contract with United target Ivan Perisic.

United had hoped to conclude a deal for the 28-year-old winger before Inter flew to China for their pre-season tour in mid-July but Perisic was included in coach Luciano Spalletti's squad.

Jose Mourinho said he had 'no idea' about how advanced United's negotiations with Inter, who rejected a £39m bid, were after the Real Salt Lake friendly on July 17 and Perisic has since returned from Asia ahead of the new Serie A season.

Now Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio has claimed the Nerazzurri are negotiating an extension to Perisic's current deal, which expires in 2020.

"I don't understand where some of these stories come from," Ausilio told Mediaset Premium. …

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