Gossip: Perisic, Rose, Willian, Martial, Sessegnon

Ian Watson

Manchester United and Inter Milan are around £15million apart in negotiations over a deal for Ivan Perisic.

The Croatia winger has been linked with a move to the Premier League for months, and though The Independent reports United is Perisic’s preferred destination, it is claimed the two clubs are way off an agreement.

United aren’t dealing with a club that needs the cash. Selling Perisic might offset some off their own spending this summer, but Inter are only open to selling the 26-year-old if the fee makes it worthwhile.

Miguel Delaney’s story says United may look towards other options, with Willian also a target, though Jose Mourinho appears to be p*ssing in the wind there. Bayern Munich also want the Chelsea workhorse.

If/when United sign a wide forward then they are likely to be more receptive to bids for Anthony Martial. Apparently, he’s ‘officially not for sale’ but a hefty bid could change that.


Tottenham are said to be ‘bracing themselves’ to lose Danny Rose this summer, with Manchester United in pole position for the left-back.

Rose is understood to be up for a return north, with Mourinho keen to offer the former Leeds United academy player exactly that.

Mourinho is supposedly in the market for a left-back – in addition to at least 10 other positions, seemingly – and Rose would likely double his money should he switch to Old Trafford. The 26-year-old has also spoken of the reasons Spurs could struggle to keep some of their best players, which may have rung a few alarm bells at White Hart Lane.

City are also keen on Rose though their top left-back target is Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy. Pep Guardiola also wants Kyle Walker, which could mean Spurs would lose both of their first-choice full-backs.

To remedy that somewhat, The Times claims Pochettino wants Fulham teenager Ryan Sessegnon, who has been doing ridiculous things in the Championship. It is also reported that Spurs have reached an agreement with Istanbul Basaksehir to sign the wonderfully-named 19-year-old striker Cengiz Under.

Ederson will complete his record £35m switch to Manchester City in the next 24 hours as Pep Guardiola steps up his £300m Blues overhaul…Arsenal are preparing last push to keep Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil – worth a combined £30m-per-year.,,Chelsea striker Diego Costa has declared “I could be leaving” and tips Everton’s Romelu Lukaku as his ideal replacement…Manchester City want a buy-back clause inserted in the contract for Kelechi Iheanacho if they are to sell the 20-year-old. West Ham are hopeful they can win the race for his signature this summer…Athletic Bilbao want to sign Arsenal’s Spanish defender Nacho Monreal this summer. The new Bilbao coach Jose Angel Ziganda has previously coached Monreal at youth level.

AC Milan manager Vincenzo Montella has raised the possibility of the Rossoneri making a double swoop for strikers Alvaro Morata and Andrea Belotti this summer…Chelsea have made tentative enquiries about Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng but their primary target remains Southampton’s £50m-rated Virgil van Dijk…Chelsea will have to pay £48m if they want to prise Croatian winger Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan as Antonio Conte seeks to bolster his squad ahead of their title defence next season…Arsene Wenger will be handed at least £100m to spend in the transfer market if he agrees to stay at Arsenal…M’Baye Niang has opted against joining Watford permanently following the end of his loan spell…Roy Hodgson wants the chance to succeed Sam Allardyce as Crystal Palace manager.

AC Milan have told Gianluigi Donnarumma to hurry up and decide on his future as Manchester United and City plot moves for the teen…Sevilla have joined Deportivo La Coruna in the race to sign Arsenal’s want-away striker Lucas Perez…Chelsea have enquired about Bayern Munich’s Jerome Boateng as a possible alternative to Virgil van Dijk…Ander Herrera has turned down a reunion with new Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde by committing his future to Manchester United…Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny will stay in Serie A – but will join Napoli instead of Roma…Liverpool are to go head to head with Roma as they fight it out for Barcelona star Rafinha…Wes Brown is wanted by League Two side Crewe. The 30-year-old is expected to be released by Blackburn…Magpies will be given the chance to sign Inter Milan defender Andrea Ranocchia who ended the season on loan at Hull…Manchester City want a buy-back clause to be inserted in the contract for Kelechi Iheanacho with West Ham interested in the striker.