Manchester United have reportedly offered £45million for RB Leipzig star Emil Forsberg.
Jose Mourinho has been chasing a deal for Ivan Perisic but Inter Milan are playing hardball over the fee.
And United have switched their attention to Swedish winger Forsberg instead, according to the Metro.
Leipzig are notoriously stubborn when selling their talents and would likely demand an increased offer for the 25-year-old playmaker.
Liverpool have been frustrated in their attempts to prize Naby Keita from the Bundesliga outfit.
But Mourinho may have an ulterior motive – using his interest in Forsberg to pressure Inter into negotiating.
Perisic, 28, is desperate to move to Old Trafford but was included in the Serie A side’s squad to tour Asia.
Mourinho made the Croatian winger one of his top priorities but has seen repeated approaches rebuffed.
Inter insist they will sell their star for the right price once they have signed a replacement.
But United are growing tired of prolonged talks as they prepare for their first competitive fixture – the Super Cup clash with Real Madrid on August 8.
Mourinho has revealed he is in the market for a winger and a midfielder to complete his squad.
And he is preparing to make another attempt to land Nemanja Matic from Chelsea.
The Serbian midfielder could cost upwards of £40m but Mourinho sees him as a perfect fit.
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