Premier League Transfer News June 16, 2017: Man United Quoted £48 Million for Top Mourinho Signing, Arsenal Misses Out on £118M Target

Manchester United will have to pay £48 million if Jose Mourinho is to land Ivan Perisic from Inter Milan, according to a report published Friday.

Perisic, 28, has emerged as one of Mourinho's principal transfer targets as he looks to add skill and pace to United's counterattack.

But Inter has no need to sell, and ESPN claims it is holding out for a huge transfer fee for the Croatia international. That could present a problem as United is reportedly only willing to pay £35 million, although Mourinho will surely be backed with the extra cash should Inter refuse to budge from its current asking price.

Arsenal's pursuit of Kylian Mbappe, meanwhile — always a longshot — appears destined to end in failure after Real Madrid closed in on the prodigiously talented A.S. Monaco teenager.

Mbappe, 18, struck 26 goals last season as Monaco won Ligue 1 and reached the Champions League semifinals.

Those feats have caught the eye of Mbappe's fellow Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, Real's manager. Monaco and Real have held preliminary talks according to Goal.com but with the French champion unwilling to sell Mbappe, his price could rise as far as a world-record £118 million.

Chelsea has been slow to match its rivals in the transfer market so far this summer, leading to reports of disagreements between Antonio Conte and the club's board.

However, that could soon change as The Telegraph claims Premier League champion Chelsea is all in for Kalidou Koulibaly, the Napoli center back.

Napoli has rejected a £53 million offer from Chelsea for the 25-year-old defender, though there remains plenty of time left to close a deal this summer.

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