A late Manchester United swoop for Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic is fading fast.
The Croatian's boss Luciano Spalletti said the 28-year-old has not shown any new signs that he wants to leave Inter, despite United manager Jose Mourinho being linked with him all summer.
“Since the start, the club spoke with Ivan, as did I, he came and told us some things, because you need specific characteristics to stay here. We must all be ready to listen to how everyone else sees things,” said Spalletti.
“Perisic is a great player, in the vein of Giacinto Facchetti, Javier Zanetti and Marco Materazzi, a leader who gives something more than an individual usually does.
“After this initial discussion, I never had any more signals of a departure, in training or outside of it.
“Ivan is someone who has his own training schedule after the session is finished, working in the gym, and is one of the most professional players I've met.
“He does something that only those who have a real sentiment for the club will do, because he never holds back and works so hard for the team.
“Perisic is not just in the Inter project, he is one of those we need to follow and who will set the path we are moving towards.”
Mourinho wanted four new signings in the 2017 summer transfer window but having secured Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof the United manager isn't expecting a fourth newcomer before the window shuts on August 31.