Inter Milan could demand Anthony Martial on loan as part of any package that takes unsettled Croatia winger Ivan Perisic to Manchester United.

United are hopeful of signing Perisic before Inter fly to China on Tuesday for the start of their pre-season tour but have yet to meet Inter’s £49 million valuation of the player.

Perisic is pushing for a move to Old Trafford and Walter Sabatini, an Inter adviser, has admitted they would be reluctant to keep an unhappy player against his will, despite insisting that they will not be bullied into selling.

Inter are concerned about how they would replace the versatile, two footed Perisic if he does leave and it is understood that they could request a player on loan as part of any deal, with Martial of interest to them.

United have rebuffed all loan offers for Marital in the past and the Frenchman represents one of only three strike options at the moment alongside Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford.