Reporter provides update on Man United plans for Anthony Martial

Ivan Perisic

GETTYIvan Perisic is closing in on a move to Manchester United

Last night, we covered a report (via Independent & Sun) claiming that the Old Trafford club are close to signing the Croatian global from Italian side Inter Milan.

Beşiktaş J.K want to sign Manchester United striker #Anthony Martial on loan.

Luciano Spalletti plans on playing Ivan Perisic during Inter's tour of China and Singapore as the Croatian's move to Manchester United stalls.

Jose Mourinho was keen on wrapping up a deal quickly so that Perisic did not have to travel and United were increasingly hopeful of finalising terms.

Another rumoured exit option for Martial has been some form of swap deal with Inter Milan involving Ivan Perisic, though early murmurs of a potential agreement have since gone quiet.

The 28-year-old star was one of the best players for his nation in the European Championships held last year.

'I can confirm Inter's interest in Anthony, ' his cousin, a Paris-based journalist, wrote on Twitter.

They have from the start made it clear that the English club would have to pay that price to get Perisic or at least offer a player in return, and have recently inquired about Martial.

Mourinho sent a thinly-veiled message to his former club by insisting United are willing to reduce their "need" to sign four players down to three.

It has been a long-running saga, with Inter refusing to let Perisic go on the cheap, but now the deal looks close to being finalised.

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