Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is reportedly ready to leave Lazio for a new adventure and has his sights set on a move to Arsenal.
Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) details how a conference call took place between Biancocelesti president Claudio Lotito and the Serbian midfielder’s agent Mateja Kezman recently, where no progress on the contract renewal talks were made.
Kezman reiterated Milinkovic-Savic’s desire to try something new, but also highlighted that the star midfielder does not want to leave Lazio on a free transfer, preferring a lucrative sale in the summer to ensure the club can cash in on his departure.
Milinkovic-Savic is keen to join Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal, who have long been following the 27-year-old, and Lazio are now hoping for an approach from the Premier League side in the coming months.
Recent reports suggested that the Biancocelesti offered the midfielder a new contract worth around €5m net per season, but this wasn’t enough to convince him to put pen to paper.
The Roman outfit are now hoping to secure around €50-60m from his sale, allowing them to add strong reinforcements to Maurizio Sarri’s squad.