Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is set to remain at the club for the upcoming season, per the latest reports.
The powerful box-to-box midfield presence has long been rumoured to be targeted by Manchester United, potentially as a replacement for Paul Pogba should he leave.
There were plenty of suggestions that Milinkovic-Savic was to leave last summer after a remarkable 2017-18 individual campaign that turned heads across top-level European football clubs.
But he ended up staying put, and he didn’t hit quite the same stellar heights last season, scoring five goals in Serie A in comparison to 12 the year before.
He did help his club lift silverware last season though, scoring in the Coppa Italia final as Lazio beat Atalanta 2-0, and has started the season in fine form as Biancocelesti beat Sampdoria 3-0 on the opening weekend.
Earlier this summer, the Serbian international poured cold water on his chances of a move to the Premier League, stating his “Manchester United story is finished” after the English transfer window closed.
But he’s been rumoured to make a move elsewhere on the continent, even across Serie A to Inter Milan, with the transfer window remaining open in most European leagues until early September.
Now Calcio Mercato report that the 24-year old will remain in the Italian capital for at least another season, while Lazio president Claudio Lotito is preparing to offer him a new deal.
His current deal with the club runs until 2023.