Inter Milan duo Perisic and Icardi have both been linked with Manchester United amid the Serie A giants’ pursuit of Romelu Lukaku.
The club are eager to make Lukaku their main man for next season, with manager Antonio Conte a huge admirer.
Lukaku has flirted with a move to Inter amid uncertainty over his Manchester United future, saying: “I feel that I am in a place in my career, where I might want to try something new.
“I have the wildest and deepest respect for everything that has happened in Tottenham. But I have also said that I would like to try something new.
“I hope there will be a clarification during the summer. That’s the plan. It can happen anytime. Everyone wants it best if it happens as soon as possible, but in football things take time.
“It depends on Daniel Levy. And another club has to come. Or I have to sit down at the table and negotiate a new contract. If I have to go, then hopefully it will be a step up.
“Real Madrid? It’s a step up. But it requires Real Madrid to call Tottenham and say they want Christian. And they have not done so yet, as far as I know.”
Yet the Daily Mail claim Icardi and Perisic think of a move to Old Trafford differently.
Perisic is keen to make the move to United, having long been on the club’s transfer radar.
Jose Mourinho asked Ed Woodward to land the Croatia international and was even willing to allow Anthony Martial to move in the opposite direction.
Except Woodward rejected the idea – and also snubbed Mourinho last summer when he again demanded Perisic’s arrival.
Icardi, meanwhile, is said to not be so keen.
The Argentina international would prefer to stay in Italy, with Inter’s Serie A rivals Juventus a potential destination.
And United have already supposedly rejected Icardi, whose reputation as a trouble-maker has deterred them.
Meanwhile, Woodward recently sent an email to United staff insisting the club were working hard on transfers.
“Despite the inflated nature of the transfer market and constant speculation and stories, which can be misleading, the recruitment team – in conjunction with the manager (Ole Gunnar Solskjaer) – are working calmly behind the scenes to bring in other exciting players that fit their long-term vision for the club.”
He also hailed the club’s deal for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, adding: “Following the arrival of Daniel James from Swansea earlier this month, I am delighted to confirm that we have signed exciting young defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace.
“Aaron fits perfectly with Ole’s philosophy.
“And plans for building his team and is a player who will excite our great fans as the season unfolds.”