Man Utd relaunch interest in £82m-rated star
Manchester United are showing interest in Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic once again, according to reports in France.
Last year we reportedly valued the midfielder at €90 million (£82m), but our offer was rejected by the Italian club.
French outlet FootMercato are reporting the news of our interest in the Serbian international, who could partner with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in a midfield three next season.
Milinkovic-Savic has been with the Rome-based club for five years now and has helped them to qualify for next season’s Champions League, which could increase his value.
He was voted Serie A’s best midfielder last season and has contributed seven goals and four assists in his 33 league starts so far this campaign. With two games to go, Lazio are already guaranteed a top four finish.
Manchester United have been linked with the 25-year-old in the past but nothing has ever materialised. Perhaps the loss in earnings for Lazio this year could work in our favour this summer.
Our own qualification for next season’s Champions League will only help us attract the very best to Old Trafford and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is considered just that.
The report goes on to say that Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in the midfielder’s signature.