Chelsea close to signing 3 players, Manchester United eye Barcelona double swoop and more: Transfer Roundup, 8 January 2019
Inter Milan to sell Perisic to afford Luka Modric
Tuttosport have a huge scoop today and they claim that Inter Milan have decided to cash in on Ivan Perisic. The Serie A side were reluctant to sell the Croatian till now but the chance to sign Luka Modric has got their minds changed.
Inter rejected several approaches from Manchester United last summer and the summer before that. Jose Mourinho himself confirmed that he was keen on signing the Croat but the winger refused to move as well.
Modric, meanwhile, is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid. Inter tried to sign him in the summer as well but failed as Florentino Perez rebuffed their approach to sign him. However, they have been given a huge boost now with Madrid looking to sell the Croatian and sign a long-term replacement for him.