Monday May 20 2019
Perisic plus cash for Lukaku to Inter

Inter are ready to offer Ivan Perisic plus €20-30m in exchange for Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku, according to Italian reports.

Their pursuit of Lukaku is no secret, especially with Antonio Conte agreeing terms to replace Coach Luciano Spalletti at San Siro next season.

A new striker is required, as Mauro Icardi is on the market following months of in-fighting and the fans turning against him.

According to, agent Federico Pastorello is working on mediating a deal between the two clubs that would suit everyone.

This is represented by Perisic plus €20-30m in cash, meeting the valuation of Belgium international Lukaku at €60-70m.

Perisic had pushed hard for a January move to Arsenal, but was convinced to remain with the promise he could go to England at the end of the season.

Manchester United had tried to purchase Perisic in the past and are still on the look-out for wingers.

As for Lukaku, he is discussing a five-year contract with Inter worth €7.5m per year plus bonuses.

The 2010 Treble winners have slightly more leeway now, as last week they were officially released from the FFP Settlement Agreement with UEFA.