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Juventus are desperate to beat Manchester United to Sergei Milinkovic-Savic’s signature and will even offer an exciting talent to Lazio, according to sources.
Last week, reports revealed that the Red Devils were ‘serious’ about Milinkovic-Savic. The central midfielder has been one of Lazio’s best players this season with nine goals and 10 assists in 32 Serie A matches.
As such, Manchester United officials came up with a bid of £ 59 million to win the transfer chase. They know they have to be fast because of the interest from Paris Saint-Germain.
Another update on Milinkovic-Savic’s future camera on Monday. According to Italian source Il Corriere dello SportUnited have held talks with their agent, Mateja Kezman.
Lazio will apparently want £ 66 million for the Serbian national team player, but the Manchester clothes are willing to pay this. And the potential signing even has the green light from future manager Erik ten Hag.
However, United are facing increased competition for the declaration catch. Goalciting new reports in Italy, claims Juventus are part of the chase.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic can be traded
And they are even willing to throw 21-year-old star Nicolo Fagioli in as part of a swap deal with Lazio.
The central midfielder, who is currently on loan at Cremonese, is highly regarded in Turin.
His first-class performances in Italy’s second row have warned Lazio boss Maurizio Sarri. The former Chelsea coach has reportedly asked his scouts to keep an eye on Fagioli’s development.
Because of this, Juve will offer Lazio the young playmaker, as well as a significant sum of money, to land Milinkovic-Savic.
It is still unknown whether this bid will rob United from pole position, although it is certainly an interesting proposal.
United need a new midfielder this summer as Paul Pogba looks set to move on. According to recent claims, he is a ‘priority target’ for PSG.
And veteran team-mate Nemanja Matic will almost certainly leave Old Trafford at the end of the campaign.
Atletico Madrid senses the possibility of a smart signing and offers him a route out of the Premier League.
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