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Chelsea to move for Manchester United transfer target?

Chelsea are interested in signing Manchester United target Ivan Perisic according to reports.

The Daily Mirror claim that the reigning Champions could make a late move for the Inter Milan winger as they look to strengthen their squad.

The Blues have a relatively small squad, and have struggled to strengthen in a number of key departments all over the field in this summer’s transfer market. Injuries to Eden Hazard and Pedro saw Chelsea give a debut to unknown youngster, Bogo, in their opening day 3-2 defeat to Burnley.

Their lack of squad depth could see Antonio Conte make a late move for the Croatian, who even scored a sublime goal against his side in a preseason defeat in Asia.

Manchester United have had a long standing interest in the 28-year-old, but have struggled to reach a deal with the Nerazzurri. They do not want to pay over the odds for a player of Perisic’s age, while Anthony Martial also gave Mourinho something to think about during preseason, as well as a short cameo in Sunday’s 4-0 win over West Ham.

They could now be set to miss out on the winger, who is believed to be valued at around £48m. Barcelona have also been linked, but we believe that move to be unlikely.

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