Inter try to end Man United's Ivan Perisic hopes

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The Croatia worldwide has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford but the Serie A side have no plans to part with their prized asset.

United have been heavily linked with the Croatian winger all summer, however, the Daily Mail reports that the Italian giants have no intentions of selling Perisic.

United's three major summer signings to date are all comfortably over six feet tall, with Nemanja Matic standing at 6ft 4in, Romelu Lukaku 6ft 3in and Victor Lindelof 6ft 2in.

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However, Piero Ausilio dismissed all talk of a possible deal for the 28-year-old and his teammate Antonio Candreva who has been linked with a move to Chelsea. "He has never been put on the market, nor have we ever thought about letting him go".

'The same goes for Perisic, who is an important player and we are now discussing a new contract with him'.

A deal was close to being agreed between United and Inter for a player who fits the classical Mourinho style.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is still hoping to secure a fourth signing before the transfer window shuts on August 31. "They are a big club and the responsibility to play for them makes players ready but the Portuguese league is different, different qualities", Mourinho told the press, according to ESPN. The England global was heavily criticised by his manager last season for his lack of fitness and application but those fears are understood to have been dampened during an impressive pre-season.

The 54-year-old was speaking to ManUtd.com following his side's 2-1 victory over Sampdoria in a pre-season friendly in Dublin.

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