Man Utd In Talks To Sign £100m Star But Chelsea Could Hijack Proposed Deal
Manchester United have held talks with Lazio over Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but Chelsea could hijack their attempts to sign the £100m-rated midfielder
The summer transfer window is in full swing and managers are working hard on their transfer targets so we’ll bring you all the latest gossip from around the globe. Today, Chelsea have joined Man Utd in the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic….
Manchester United have already held talks with Lazio over Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but Chelsea could now hijack their attempts to sign the £100m-rated midfielder, according to reports via TeamTalk.
Milinkovic-Savic joined Lazio from Genk in 2015 and is now considered to be one of the most sought-after players in European football after providing 14 goals and 9 assists to help the Italian giants finish fifth in the Serie A table last season – which saw them narrowly miss out on Champions League qualification.
The 23-year-old represented Serbia at the 2018 World Cup finals this summer and he’s caught the attention of several top clubs with TeamTalk claiming that Manchester United, Real Madrid and Barcelona are among those to have registered their interest.
United stepped-up their pursuit for Milinkovic-Savic last week as reports from Il Messagero, via TeamTalk, claimed that the Manchester outfit have opened talks with Lazio over a potential deal worth around £100m.
Jose Mourinho has already signed Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk this summer but it seems the United boss is hoping to sign another midfielder and Milinkovic-Savic would be a marquee addition if they could lure him to Old Trafford.
However, Chelsea could hijack Man Utd’s attempts to sign the Serbian star as TeamTalk are citing a report from Corriere dello Sport that says the Blues have now set their sights on signing Milinkovic-Savic this summer.
New boss Maurizio Sarri has already strengthened his midfield with the arrival of Jorginho over the weekend but with Danny Drinkwater expected to leave and Tiemoue Bakayoko struggling to adapt to life in England, it seems Chelsea are in the market for further reinforcements.
We’ll have to wait and see how things progress over the coming weeks but as it stands Man Utd appear to be in pole position to sign Milinkovic-Savic if the midfielder opts for a move to the Premier League this summer.
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