Chelsea could sign £48m Man United target - Crespo

EPL By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 12/08/2017

Former Blues striker Hernan Crespo revealed it that his former side Chelsea could sign Ivan Perisic in front of Manchester United before the transfer window closes.

Croatian international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford with two bid has been turned down by the Serie A giant Inter Milan with Manchester United desperate to sign him.

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However, Crespo thinks his old club Chelsea may shock the footballing world by hijacking the deal.

The former Inter star, speaking to the Express in collaboration with Betstars, said: “It's possible he joins Chelsea - but he plays on the left and on the left you have Eden Hazard, Perisic, and Marcos Alonso.

“Maybe he could come in through the middle or to the right.

“Perisic is a good player but I don't know if Inter wants to sell. I think 'no' but it depends on money. It's always the same. It depends on money.

“If you put a lot of money down, even Inter will sell him, but they don't want to sell him.”

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to bring in fresh blood before the end of the window but he’s so far been frustrated in his transfer attempts.

The ex-Blues striker has backed Manchester United to win the league ahead of them and thinks new signings are a necessity.

Crespo added: “It's a weird situation to understand Antonio Conte's need to change or follow him in the next 20 days.

“He needs signings if he wants to repeat and win the league.

“He did a great job last year but if you want to keep going and win you need to put in two or three pieces.

“Where? It depends on Conte.

“They could do with another striker, for sure. It's true that Alvaro Morata is good but he's a different player to Diego Costa.

“It's not only a striker but Nemanja Matic going to Manchester United needs them needing another centre-midfielder - and a centre-back.”