Manchester United beats Chelsea, Spurs to sign Lazio play-maker

Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare has suggested in a report this morning that it ‘shouldn’t be a problem’ if Manchester United and Chelsea should target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic on the same transfer market as it seems like the most sorted player is willing and wants to leave the club in the next transfer window.

Manchester United have been long-term admirers of Serbia international, who was reportedly close to replacing the departing hero Paul Pogba at Theatre of Dreams this summer.

With the World Cup winner’s future still up in the air, the Manchester United may reignite their interest in Sergej, and the Italian club won’t stand in the midfielder’s way if he wishes to leave the Stadio Olimpico. Tare said: ‘The midfielder’s desire us in crucial way.

‘Generally speaking, if the midfielder thinks that their time is up and wants to go somewhere else, it shouldn’t be a problem. Eras come to an end. Just look what happened to Napoli this campaign. The fact he stayed in Rome for five years is because he has strong links with the city and club.’

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are the other Premier League clubs who are believed to be monitoring Milinkovic-Savic’s movements. The 25-year-old player has been a stalwart in Lazio’s midfield this campaign, with his four goals and four assists helping fire the Italian side to within one point of league leaders Juventus in the Serie A table.

Interested parties may baulk at the £80m fee being demanded the Serbian midfielder, especially with the financial uncertainty caused by covid crisis. Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho is thought to be Red Devils top summer target, and the winger dropped a hint earlier this week that he is keen on a come back to the Premier League

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