Man Utd face threat in Milinkovic-Savic pursuit with surprise club set to use inside man

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of Lazio

A surprise club is threatening Manchester United’s pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and could use an inside man to win the transfer race, according to a report.

Milinkovic-Savic is one Lazio’s most important, and valuable, players. In 42 appearances this season, the central midfielder has notched nine goals and 11 assists.

He has also captained the Italian outfit in Serie A, the Europa League and the Coppa Italia.

However, Lazio face losing Milinkovic-Savic this summer. Manchester United are working on a deal to bring the Serbia international to the Premier League.

According to reports, it will take an offer worth £66million to tempt Lazio president Claudio Lotito into selling.

The Red Devils are willing to meet this and make Milinkovic-Savic one of Erik ten Hag’s first summer arrivals.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic race hotting up

Interest also comes from Juventus, as the Old Lady are willing to include Nicolo Fagioli as part of a player-plus-cash deal for Milinkovic-Savic.

90Min provide an update on the 27-year-old’s future. They reveal a new team is in the mix to prize him away from the Stadio Olimpico.

The club in question is Fulham, who will return to the top flight next season after gaining promotion from the Championship.

Marco Silva’s side are top of the table on 86 points and look set to win their third Championship title.

Lazio central midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

They are putting together an ambitious package to tempt Milinkovic-Savic into joining. And it will need to be impressive if they are to beat United and Juve to his services.

But Fulham do have an advantage on their transfer rivals. According to the report, Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is trying to convince Milinkovic-Savic to sign.

The two players are Serbia team-mates and have a good relationship. Cottagers chiefs believe this could help the club pull off a transfer coup.

The Lazio ace isn’t the only Milinkovic-Savic in Fulham’s sights. 90Min state they also hold an interest in his younger brother, Vanja.

He is a goalkeeper who has made 26 appearances for Torino this campaign. The 25-year-old has experience in England, having spent time at Old Trafford between 2014 and 2016.

Fulham are keen to bolster their goalkeeping ranks. They are hoping to re-sign Alphonse Areola, although Vanja Milinkovic-Savic could be a cheaper solution.

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