Jose Mourinho wants Manchester United to complete the signing of Ivan Perisic before the squad travel to the United States for their pre-season tour, according to reports in Italy.
United remain in the race to sign the Croatia international from Inter, but a fee still hasn’t been agreed between the two clubs.
A €40 million (£35m) bid for Perisic has already been rejected by Inter, and United have been told to increase their offer to €50m (£44m).
Gazzetta dello Sport claim that Mourinho is keen for United to quickly conclude a deal within the next three weeks in order to have the 28-year-old in his squad for the opening game of their pre-season tour against LA Galaxy on July 15.
Inter are under pressure to sell one of their key players in order to meet Financial Fair Play regulations.
The Serie A club must raise €30m by the end of June or they face a €7m fine from UEFA, who could also impose further sanctions.
Perisic, meanwhile, is due to take part in a beach volleyball tournament in Porec, Croatia.
Perisic and his partner Niksa Dell’Orco have been given a wildcard to play in a World Tour event, which starts on Tuesday.
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‘I want to go as far as possible,’ he told Gazzetta dello Sport.
‘The prize will be given to the Croatian beach volleyball association to promote the development of the sport.’