EPL: Why Ed Woodward refused to pay £3m extra to sign Mourinho’s target

It has emerged why former Premier League champions, Manchester United missed out on signing Inter Milan star, Ivan Perisic during last two summer’s transfer window.

The Croatia international was desperate to move to Old Trafford but Inter valued him at around £48million.

The report claimed that the amount was slightly above United’s £45million valuation of the forward and Woodward refused to agree in the dying days of the window despite knowing that the deal could get done.

United’s failure to sign Perisic led to the arrival of forward Alexis Sanchez in January from Arsenal, and the Old Trafford club made the Chilean international the highest paid player in their history.

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