Inter Milan believe they can match the achievements of Manchester United, having resisted interest from the Premier League giants in star attacker Ivan Perisic. The Croatia international was reportedly the subject of a number of bids from Old Trafford during the transfer window, but Inter held firm and tied Perisic to a new five-year contract after the deadline passed. Perisic has begun the season in fine form, scoring three goals in five Serie A games as Inter aim for a return to the Champions League picture.
Inter Milan legend Luis Suarez, aka Lusito, does not believe that Inter Milan will win Serie A because players like Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are "not top players". Lusito - full name Luis Suarez Miramontes - told CalcioNews24 (via Football Italia) that he did not think that Luciano Spalletti could lead I Nerazzurri to the Italian top flight title whilst he still called upon these two as his supposedly best players. The former Spain international and two-time European Cup winner with Inter remarked that Icardi would have to go on to ply his trade in another top European league before he would change his mind and, while Perisic was an apparent summer target for Manchester United, the Croat
Champions Juventus and Napoli pulled clear at the summit of Serie A as they continued their faultless campaigns on Wednesday as Inter Milan fell behind. Croatia forward Mario Mandzukic scored for Juventus in a 1-0 win over old foes Fiorentina in Turin as Napoli rallied from a goal down to beat Lazio 4-1 in Rome. Juventus and Napoli have a maximum 15 points after five games, two ahead of Inter Milan who were held 1-1 at Bologna on Tuesday.