Lazio president Claudio Lotito has put an €80 million price tag on star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
According to a report from journalist Leah Smith on Twitter earlier today, the Biancocelesti president is open to selling the 26-year-old Serbian midfielder this summer, but only if an offer arrives of €80 million or higher.
Premier League side Manchester United have been linked with Milinkovic-Savic since the summer of 2019 and are reportedly again interested in acquiring the Lazio star, who has been a core part of coach Simone Inzaghi’s squad this season.
The Red Devils believe that Milinkovic-Savic may be a strong replacement for French midfielder Paul Pogba, whose contract expires with the English side next summer.
The 26-year-old Milinkovic-Savic has had a strong showing in Serie A this season, scoring eight goals and nine assists in 28 appearances. He also boasts a non-penalty expected goals plus expected assists (npxG+xA) per 90 minutes average of 0.40 this season, one of the highest amongst midfielders in Italy.
Lazio president Claudio Lotito has told Sergej Milinkovic-Savic that he can leave in the summer but only if a bid of €80m is made.
Lazio expect no club in Italy to make this offer.
I’m told the club are relaxed.
— Leah Smith (@LeahSmith_) April 26, 2021