Man Utd set to pounce as €75m midfielder’s transfer is given nod

Date published: Tuesday 23rd July 2019 4:09

Dybala Milinkovic-Savic

Man Utd have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Sergej Milinković-Savić after Lazio club president Claudio Lotito has reportedly given the green light to the Serbian’s sale.

Milinković-Savić has been persistently linked with a move away from the Stadio Olympico over the previous 12 months, with Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus all named as potential suitors along with the Manchester club.

A recent report by Calciomercato has revealed that Lazio would be willing to ‘settle’ for a fee lower than their initial €100m asking price, believed to be in the region of €80-90m.

Now La Republica (via Calciomercato) claim that Utd are a ‘step away’ from signing Milinković-Savić as Real Madrid have ‘accelerated their negotiations to sign Paul Pogba.’

The 24-year-old Serbian would represent a ready-made replacement should the departure of Pogba to Madrid materialise.

The report goes on to claim that a five-year deal has been agreed with the player and that the two clubs have settled on a fee of ’75 million euros plus bonuses.’

Milinković-Savić contributed a mere five goals and three assists in Serie A last season, totals that would need to increase should the midfielder expect to be a success at Old Trafford.

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Adding further fuel to the fire, multiple outlets have reported that Lazio have begun to line up replacements for Milinković-Savić.

La Republica claim that the Biancocelesti have Trabzonspor midfielder Yusuf Yazici in their sights, while Gazzetta dello Sport (via Calciomercato) claim that Lazio have identified 18-year-old Hungarian starlet Dominik Szoboszlai as the ideal candidate.

Szoboszlai currently plies his trade with Red Bull Salzburg and a fee of €20million is expected to be enough to seal the deal.


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