Manchester United have stepped up their efforts to sign Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan this week.
However, the Premier League club were dealt a blow when Inter included the winger in the squad for their pre-season trip to China and Singapore.
The 28-year-old had left training earlier in the week to visit the dentist in Croatia, sparking reports that a deal with United was approaching completion.
The fact that Inter also signed a winger in Keita Balde seemed to pave the path for Perisic’s exit.
However, the Croatia international, linked with a £48 million move to United, will turn out for Luciano Spalletti’s 28-man squad for the tour of Asia which begins with a clash against Schalke in China on July 21.
While this latest development comes as a setback for Jose Mourinho and his side, it is still widely expected that they will eventually land their target this summer.
The video below takes a closer look at the Inter winger United continue to chase.
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