MANCHESTER UNITED could lose out to Barcelona in the hunt for Inter Milan star Ivan Perisic, according to reports.

The La Liga side will turn to the 28-year-old should they fail in their efforts to recruit either Philippe Coutinho or Ousmane Dembele.

Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho has been vying to bring the Croatian winger to Old Trafford all summer, but has found the Serie A club notoriously difficult to negotiate with.