Lazio attacking midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic would ask to be sold if a club makes an offer of around €55m (£47m) to sign him this summer, according to Alessandro Vocalelli.
The Italian journalist suggests that, while Minlinkovic-Savic was happy to stay when teams bid €80m for him in the past, that is no longer the case:
“The difference compared to previous years is that after [Lazio president Claudio] Lotito previously refused offers of €80m, Milinkovic-Savic obeyed and stayed with Lazio, If this year there is also a €55m offer from a top club, the Serbian will want it to be accepted and therefore Lotito would in a sense be forced to accept it, otherwise the story would risk not ending well.”
Manchester United, Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle have all been linked with Milinkovic-Savic over the past few months, with the Red Devils (in particular) being regularly mentioned in the Italian press as potential suitors.
However, while the Serbian is a very different player to Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, it would be a surprise if manager Erik ten Hag is looking to prioritise the signing of another midfielder.
Recruiting a centre-back, a forward and a right-back are more pressing concerns for ten Hag so United fans probably shouldn’t expect any sort of bid for Milinkovic-Savic in the coming weeks.