In Focus: Manchester United getting down to business after transfer lull

Manchester United are confident of wrapping up a deal for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic over the next few days, according to The Independent.

What’s the word?

The Premier League giants have been linked to the 28-year-old for some time, and they have so far struggled to get a deal over the line.

The Express reports that United have had two bids knocked back by the Serie A club already, but an agreement could be edging closer.

According to The Independent, United believe that they will get their man, despite being short of Inter’s price tag.

It is believed that a deal between £45m and £50m could be struck to make Perisic United’s third signing of the summer.

There was initial pressure on the Italian club to sell due to a need to meet Financial Fair Play rules, but after offloading four players, the club are in a more stable position.

Are United back on track?

Last week, The Guardian reported that manager Jose Mourinho was frustrated with the lack of transfer activity at Old Trafford.

At that time, the Red Devils had recruited just one player – defender Victor Lindelof from Benfica.

The report claimed that Mourinho and his camp were not impressed by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward jetting off to New Zealand to watch the British and Irish Lions play the All Blacks in their first Test.

Since the report was published, however, United have upped their game in the transfer window.

They stunned Chelsea by swooping in to steal Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, who is yet to finalise his transfer, but according to The Guardian will join for an initial £75m figure, which could rise to £90m in add-ons.

The latest news surrounding Perisic provides another boost for the club, who only sealed Champions League football last season by winning the Europa League.

It seems as though United have finally found their stride in this window, and more arrivals are likely to come.

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