Cape Town - Inter
Milan tied Ivan Perisic down to a new contract this month having
convinced the winger that the club can match his ambitions going
The Croatia international was a target for Manchester United during
the recent transfer window, but the Nerazzurri rejected their advances
to retain his services.
Inter then handed Perisic a two-year extension to keep him at the San
Siro until 2022, and the Serie A outfit's sporting director, Piero
Ausilio, has revealed the new deal does not include a buyout clause.
The 28-year-old began proceedings where he left off last term,
registering three goals and three assists in his first five league
games, with Ausilio convinced that Luciano Spalletti's side are on the
right path to success.
"Perisic still had a few years on his contract," he told Sport Mediaset. "Nobody ever denied that this offer arrived from Manchester United.
"But we have been working to convince him to stay at Inter and that our project could be just as successful as Manchester.
"The new contract was a consequence of that. There is no release
clause because we did not intend to propose one, nor was it requested by