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Manchester United missed out on Ivan Perisic transfer after Ed Woodward refused to pay extra £3m

Ivan Perisic was keen on joining Manchester United (Picture: Getty)
Manchester United failed to sign Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic because Ed woodward refused to pay an extra £3million for the Croatia international.
Perisic was high on Jose Mourinho’s wishlist in 2017 and had been identified as the perfect winger to supply Romelu Lukaku with service from wide areas.
The 29-year-old was desperate to move to Old Trafford but Inter Milan valued him at around £48m.
This was slightly above United’s £45m valuation of the winger and Woodward refused to budge in the dying days of the window despite knowing the deal could get done, according to the Evening Standard.
Perisic’s value shot up at the World Cup (Picture: Getty)
United’s failure to sign Perisic led to Alexis Sanchez’s arrival at Old Trafford and the Red Devils made the Chilean the highest paid player in their history to tempt him from Arsenal. Mourinho then watched on at the World Cup in Russia as Perisic starred in Croatia’s run to the final.
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The 55-year-old was furious to miss out on the winger and believes Woodward, by sticking so stubbornly to his £45m valuation, failed to back him.
Worse still is the sense that Woodward would have...
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