Milinkovic-Savic will cost more than Pogba, warns Lazio president Lotito

Ruben Hill
August 10, 2018

Manchester United are reportedly planning to launch a late bid to try and sign Serbian global Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will not be making a move to AC Milan from Lazio this summer, despite their interest in the midfielder.

Italian outlet Calciomercato is reporting that the Red Devils are one of a number of clubs looking to sign the 23-year-old from Lazio before the close of the summer transfer window.

A centre-back and a right-sided winger are understood to be at the top of the Portuguese tactician's wish list.

With rumours over the future of Paul Pogba continuing to swirl, Jose Mourinho might already have found his replacement if these latest reports are to be believed.

The Serbian midfielder enjoyed a fine World Cup in Russian Federation for his nation and has caught the eye of several clubs, including Serie A rivals Inter and Milan, along with the Premier League duo of Manchester United and Chelsea.

"I'm back here and I have a contract".

Last season saw the midfielder net 14 goals and set up 9 more from 48 appearances across all competitions.

Serbia worldwide Milinkovic-Savic is among Europe's most sought-after talents, and has been regularly linked with Manchester United and Juventus as well as Milan.

The Italian clubs have a week more than the Premier League sides to complete deals for incoming players. In order to do so, the Red Devils will have to smash their transfer record, with Lazio demanding €155 million for their prized asset.

"Milinkovic-Savic is younger, fits the same prototype as Pogba in terms of physicality, ability, vision, passing, range etc, is available from Lazio and would cost less to buy that United sell Pogba for".

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