Journalist Claims Lazio Star Would Try And Force Through Move If United Or Another Club Offer 47M

Journalist Claims Lazio Star Would Try And Force Through Move If United Or Another Club Offer 47M

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.

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