Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Long-Term United Target Ivan 'Tired' but Staying Put

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Long-Term United Target Ivan 'Tired' but Staying Put

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IVAN Perisic has not told Inter Milan anything 'that concerns his desire to stay' at the club, according to boss Luciano Spalletti.

The 29-year-old has seen his stock soar after impressing against both England and France in the World Cup semi-final and final respectively.

Jose Mourinho was desperate to sign the Croatian last season as he sought a traditional left winger who could give his side something different.

Of course, United were unable to agree a fee with the Serie A giants and could only watch on as Perisic enjoyed the best season of his career - scoring 11 goals and setting up nine more as Inter qualified for the Champions League. Perisic has since signed a new long-term deal at the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium and insisted his focus was only on returning to Inter after the World Cup. …

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