Milinkovic-Savic Turns Down Lazio Contract Extension

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has turned down a one-year contract extension with Lazio, forcing a change of plans in Formello.

The 27-year-old Serbian midfielder initially seemed destined for a top move this summer, with clubs like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United both keen to pick him up, but things have fallen quiet in recent weeks, with no concrete offers arriving.

As reported by Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lazio decided to offer Milinkovic-Savic a one-year contract extension, pushing his deal until 2025, but he did not accept.

The idea was that extending the Serbian midfielder’s deal would give the club a little more protection and put them in a better place for negotiations, even in the next January transfer window, but a new strategy will be needed now after Milinkovic-Savic’s no.

The only market rumours surrounding Milinkovic-Savic currently come from the Premier League, with Arsenal exploring a possible deal and Manchester United apparently keen, although the latter are now focusing on other targets.

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