JOSE MOURINHO has reportedly made Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic his No 1 target.
Mourinho is keen to strengthen his Manchester United squad ahead of their return to Champions League football next season.
The Red Devils have already spent more than £100million on centre-half Victor Lindelof from Benfica and striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton.
But Mourinho is not done there, with Inter Milan winger Perisic also of interest to the United manager.
And according to the Manchester Evening News, Mourinho has put the Croatia international at the top of his summer wish list.
Mourinho is pestering executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to push through a deal to bring Perisic to Old Trafford.
Perisic has emerged as one of Inter’s most valuable players since joining two years ago. He scored 20 goals and provided 16 assists for the Serie A giants.
Inter’s director of football Walter Sabatini today confirmed United are showing a ‘strong interest’ in Perisic. He admitted the club only want players who are happy to stay.
“[Manager Luciano] Spalletti doesn’t want him to leave but Inter only keep players who are happy to stay,” Sabatini said.
“Manchester United’s interest is very strong but they know what we think about the future or Perisic.
“Perisic is an amazing player and I hope he will always have the right behaviour here. Manchester United have many strong players but we decide the player’s price-tag.”