Manchester United have already made two signings this summer, luring the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Victor Lindelof away from Everton and Benfica respectively.
However, manager Jose Mourinho wants reinforcements as the Red Devils aim to win the first Premier League title since the days of Sir Alex Ferguson next season.
Inter Milan star Perisic is on their radar despite Manchester United already having the likes of Anthony Martial, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Marcus Rashford capable of operating on the wing.
The Croatia international has been a big hit since signing from Wolfsburg in January 2015, scoring 20 goals from 79 appearances.
And journalist Nebuloni expects Perisic to sign if he is not part of the Inter squad that jet out for their pre-season tour of China on Tuesday.
“The club has informed us that healthy problems won’t be behind a possible omission of Perisic from Inter’s pre-season tour,” Nebuloni said.
United are reportedly prepared to spend as much as £48million to lure Perisic to Old Trafford.
That deal would make him their fourth most-expensive signing of all time, putting him behind just Paul Pogba, Lukaku and Angel Di Maria.
The 28-year-old missed Inter’s 2-1 defeat to Nurnberg yesterday but manager Luciano Spalletti insisted it was down to dental problems rather than an impending move away.
“If nothing changes, then Perisic will come to China [on Inter’s pre-season tour],” he explained.
“He had an abscess in his tooth and it was clearly visible even to the naked eye, so he preferred to go to his personal medic who has been seeing him for a long time.”
Source : EXPRESS