"The same goes for Perisic, who is an important player and we are now discussing a new contract with him".
The 18-year-old France international's anticipated arrival would increase competition for places in the 2017-18 season. "He has never been put on the market, nor have we ever thought about letting him go".
After completing the signings of Romelu Lukaku, Nemanja Matic and Victor Lindelof, United fans will be wondering if their summer spending is already over.
Lat week, Inter's manager Spalletti stated that they would be willing to consider offers from United, but only if they could find a suitable replacement for Perisic. But the delay over the move highlights the struggles Mourinho's side have encountered getting deals over the line this summer. We are talking with them but eventually he could remain at Inter. Few days back, even Daily Star reported that Mourinho is closing in to sign him.
"That makes it interesting as well because if you look at the other teams as well, they're all bringing good players in because they all want to win the league or do well in the Champions League".
Mourinho's squad subsequently flew off on their tour of the U.S. before turning their attentions to the signing of Nemanja Matic.