Italian Journalist Claims 'Positive Talks' Have Been Held Regarding Ivan Perisic's Move to Man Utd

Wednesday July 19th, 2017

​'Positive talks' have been held over the possibility of a loan move for Anthony Martial to Inter Milan, which would help seal the deal with Ivan Perisic to Manchester United.

The French star has been linked with a temporary switch to the San Siro in the past few days, and could be the key to the Red Devils finally getting the deal for Croatian star Perisic over the line.

CARSON, CA - JULY 15: Anthony Martial #11 of Manchester United dribbles between Ema Boateng #24 and Giovani dos Santos #10 of Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half at StubHub Center on July 15, 2017 in Carson, California. Manchester United beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 5-2. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio claims via his ​official website that Inter have been informed that Martial is open to the move.

The Nerazzurri have been playing hard ball over Perisic this transfer window, rejecting United's latest bid of just under £40m plus add-ons.

FLORENCE, ITALY - APRIL 22: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale in action during the Serie A match between ACF Fiorentina v FC Internazionale at Stadio Artemio Franchi on April 22, 2017 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images)
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They want to ensure that they have a direct replacement for the 28-year-old before actually letting him leave, and have also been linked with a move for Lazio's Keita Balde Diao.

The Senegal winger is apparently the top priority, but as Di Marzio says, Martial is also very much in the picture.

MILAN, ITALY - MAY 14: Ivan Perisic of FC Internazionale Milano in action during the Serie A match between FC Internazionale and US Sassuolo at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on May 14, 2017 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
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Martial enjoyed a hugely successful first season at Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal, but has found life tougher under Jose Mourinho.

The Frenchman was often overlooked at the beginning of last season but gradually began to force his way back into the Portuguese tactician's plans.

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