Manchester United ‘face fight with Real Madrid and PSG to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic – and Lazio have now put £68m price tag on his head’ after outstanding season in Serie A
- Man United are plotting a move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer
- The 27-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford before
- Man United are preparing to replace Nemanja Matic and potentially Paul Pogba
- Lazio will be looking for a transfer fee in the region of £68m for their midfielder
Manchester United will have to fend off interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain as they look to acquire the services of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
The 27-year-old Serbian international, who is contracted to Lazio until 2024, has been linked with Manchester United in the past but a move never materialised.
However, Lazio’s failure to qualify for the Champions League this season is said to be the driving force behind his desire to leave the Stadio Olimpico this summer.
Man United are plotting a move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in the summer transfer window
According to Calciomercato, Lazio will be looking for a transfer fee in the region of €80million (£68m) for their star midfielder.
Therefore, the Serie A side are open to European offers are they worry Italian side’s will struggle to meet their demands.
Lazio will not be sort of suitors as United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are said to be interested in purchasing the 27-year-old this summer.
Manchester United are eager to add Milinkovic-Savic to their ranks as he has scored 11 goals and registered 11 assists 36 Serie A matches this season.
Milinkovic-Savic has also helped Lazio almost certainly secure a fifth place finish in the Italian top-flight this season.
Erik ten Hag is looking to rebuild the Manchester United squad during the summer window
But, Milinkovic-Savic has also picked up interest from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain
Therefore, Milinkovic-Savic could be one of Erik ten Hag’s first signing’s when he takes over from Ralf Rangnick this summer.
The incoming manager is said be looking to rebuild the Manchester United squad during the transfer window.
He is said to have prioritised signing a striker, a creative and holding midfielder and a central defender.
The departure of Nemanja Matic has reportedly increased Manchester United’s interest in Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
Additionally, the Red Devils will also be keen to replace Paul Pogba, who looks destined for an Old Trafford exit this summer.
Meanwhile, Lazio have been eager to hold onto their star midfielder – who joined from Belgian side Genk in 2015.
Manchester United are preparing to replace Nemanja Matic and potentially Paul Pogba
However, Lazio’s president Claudio Lolito did admit they would be open to selling the 27-year-old if ‘an important proposal form a world class club’ was presented.
As a result, Milinkovic-Savic’s time as the club would come to an end after seven season at the Stadio Olimpico.
When asked about his future at Lazio, Milinkovic-Savic previously praised the impact Sarri has had on his season.
‘I’ve improved under Sarri. I’ve scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists, so I can say this has been the best season of my career. Next season, we need a few more players so we can aim for the Champions League places.’ the Serbia international told Sky Italia.
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