Serie A giants Inter Milan have reportedly given Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United team a deadline if they seriously want to go ahead with the deal for winger Ivan Perisic. The Croatian is a key player for Inter but he seems to have taken interest in United’s inquiry into him.

Inter want the Red Devils to wrap up the deal over the weekend so by July 1 it would be done, reports claim. For the sake of Financial Fair Play, the club needs £26 million to balance its books. They have given United the deadline to move ahead with the deal as Old Trafford seemed to have slowed down the deal.

United are hoping to force the club’s hand to sell Perisic for a lower value as they are under pressure. Inter, on the other hand, are inclined to keeping the player, risking Financial Fair Play sanctions than letting the player go for below market value valuation. The club threatened that the player would not be available for sale afterwards, hoping to force United to make a decision. Perisiic’s performances were one of the key reasons fans bought tickets to Inter matches on this site according to feedback, so he would be a real loss to Inter if he went.

Mourinho could lose one of his summer transfer targets with this as the club could do with Perisic blazing the trail in the wings, supplying the ball to the eventually chosen striker. As Mourinho continues to think about the deal, Perisic would be lost. The 28-year old has been offered a new deal at the San Siro, and the deal would effectively seal the future of the player. A clause would likely be added to secure his future at Inter, with interested sides having to play by Inter’s rules to get him in future.

United would be a good addition as the Red Devils need attack-minded players but this could be the end of the Perisic talk.