Man Utd In Formal Transfer Talks Over Deal To Sign £88.6m Star Ahead Of Real Madrid
Manchester United have held formal transfer talks with Lazio chiefs over a potential £88.6m deal to sign Real Madrid target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
The summer transfer window is open and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Man Utd hold talks over Sergej Milinkovic-Savic…
Manchester United have held formal transfer talks with Lazio chiefs over a potential £88.6m deal to sign Real Madrid target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer, according to report in Italy via TeamTalk.
Milinkovic-Savic has developed in to one of the most exciting young players in European football since joining Lazio from Genk in 2015 and he provided 14 goals and 9 assists to help the Italian giants finish fifth in the Serie A table last season – narrowly missing out on Champions League qualification.
The 23-year-old played in all three of Serbia’s group stage matches at the 2018 World Cup and his potential has caught the attention of several top clubs with Manchester United and Real Madrid among those to have registered their interest.
It seems United have now stepped-up their pursuit as TeamTalk are citing a report from Il Messagero that claims the Manchester outfit have now held formal transfer talks with Lazio officials about a potential deal to sign Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
The Italian paper claims Lazio are willing to do business if £88.6m [€100m] is put on the table but United will still face stiff competition from Madrid as the European champions are also in talks to sign the Serbian star.
There is some positive news for United as Il Messagero states that Juventus have withdrawn their interest in signing Milinkovic-Savic as they’re focussing all their attention on pulling off a sensational deal to land Cristiano Ronaldo so the Reds will go head-to-head with Madrid.
Jose Mourinho has already signed midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer but the United boss knows he needs to further strengthen his squad if they’re to compete with Manchester City next season.
Milinkovic-Savic would be a hugely exciting addition to the squad and he could help get the best out of Paul Pogba if United were successful in beating Madrid to the midfielder’s signature this summer.
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