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Chelsea ready to battle Man United over signing of Serie A star

The Blues are set to rival Jose Mourinho for the signing of Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic this summer

Chelsea are set to compete with Premier League rivals Manchester United for the signing of Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic this summer.

Perisic is top of Jose Mourinho’s summer wishlist, with the United boss keen to secure the Croatian for his campaign next season.

The Portuguese coach has regularly sent scouts to monitor the 28-year-old’s performances this season, and is reportedly readying a €60million bid for him.


Perisic in action for Inter

But according to Corriere della Sera, Chelsea will rival United with a bid of their own.

Reports in Italy this week claim the Blues are weighing up an offer of €65m for Perisic in an attempt to scupper United.

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is looking to strengthen his side for the new season, with star man Eden Hazard potentially heading to Real Madrid.


The Croatian international has been a big hit in Italy

The chances of Perisic leaving Inter at the end of the season are seemingly quite high.

The Italian giants will almost certainly let the player leave for the Premier League in the summer if they receive a high bid.

Stefano Pioli’s side want to ensure they’re consigned to the Financial Fair Play regulations, ahead of a planned summer splurge of their own.

What’s more, Inter only signed the Croatian in 2015 for £13m from Wolfsburg, so they stand to make an impressive profit on their ageing asset.