Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is on the precipice of being sold by Lazio as they prepare to receive official offers from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United.
The 27-year-old Serbian midfielder will be sold by the Biancocelesti this summer in order to fund the squad’s overhaul, something that coach Maurizio Sarri has explicitly requested. Milinkovic-Savic is one of Serie A’s best players and Lazio are finally ready to cash in.
As reported by Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), it’s possible that Milinkovic-Savic’s future will be decided within the next 30 days. His agent Mateja Kezman will have a few meetings with interested clubs over the next 15-20 days before delivering any official offers to Lazio.
PSG and Manchester United both lead the race to secure the Serbian midfielder; the French giants tried to open talks for Milinkovic-Savic last summer but their attempted inclusion of Pablo Sarabia in a deal did not impress.
As far as the Red Devils are concerned, the arrival of the Lazio midfielder depends on the departure of Paul Pogba. The Frenchman’s contract expires at the end of the season and if he doesn’t sign a renewal then the Premier League side are free to go for Milinkovic-Savic.
Juventus, despite media reports, are denying that they have the necessary finances to participate in the talks. Lazio president Claudio Lotito reportedly wants around €70-80m for the Serbian star and he’s not interested in players in exchange, likely sinking the Bianconeri’s hopes.