Manchester United are ready to turn their attention to £35m Napoli star Dries Mertens after struggling to sign first choice target Ivan Perisic.
Jose Mourinho has admitted his disappointment at United’s lack of business in the transfer market as the Red Devils have only signed third-choice goalkeeper Lee Grant, young full-back Diogo Dalot and midfielder Fred – who’s the only one of the trio expected to be a first team regular.
The Portuguese coach confirmed last week that he would ideally like to sign two more players before the transfer window closes on August 9th with a centre-back and wide attacker reportedly on the agenda.
The likes of Willian and Gareth Bale have been linked with a move to Man Utd in recent weeks but Perisic is Mourinho’s prime target following his heroics for Croatia at the World Cup
However, United are being forced to look at alternatives as Inter Milan are determined to hold on to Perisic and the newspaper is citing a report from Transfermarketweb that says Mourinho is now ready to turn his attention to Mertens