Lazio president Claudio Lotito confirmed that no agreement had been made to sell Juventus target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in January.
The Serbian midfielder is continuing to prove his qualities as one of the best in the world this season, scoring three goals and providing seven assists in the first nine Serie A matches of the campaign. Milinkovic-Savic was heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain or Manchester United in the summer but ultimately remained in Rome.
Speaking to Il Messaggero (via Calciomercato.com), Lotito first snuffed out rumours that he’d agreed to sell Milinkovic-Savic in the upcoming January transfer window.
I have no agreement with his agent Kezman to sell him to Juventus or anyone else in the winter. On the contrary, he is now worth €120 million, not €100 million. Every month the price goes up.
The Lazio president then had high praise for Sarri and his work in the Italian capital.
Beyond the great 4-0 victory on Monday night in Florence, I am satisfied with the spirit I saw again. As I have already said, if we continue with this attitude we will not set ourselves limits and we can go far.
I chose Sarri because he is a great teacher of football, but also because of his human aspect.
Lazio have been hoping to tie down Milinkovic-Savic to a new contract. His current deal expires in 2024 and Lotito is ready to offer him a longer-term contract that’ll secure his future in Rome, but initial indications suggest that the midfielder and his agent Mateja Kezman would prefer to start talks after the World Cup in Qatar.