PSG ‘determined’ after making long-time Man Utd target ‘top priority’

Date published: Thursday 27th August 2020 7:52 - Steve Pearson

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Milan Skriniar

PSG have stiffened their resolve and made a long-standing target of Man Utd a ‘top priority’ in the summer transfer window, according to a report.

The French champions came close to achieving their ultimate goal of becoming kings of Europe.

The Parisians fell at the last to Bayern Munich, however, with their lack of midfield creativity surfacing in the encounter.

One such solution could come in the form of frequent Man Utd target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The Lazio midfielder, 25, has developed into an imperious and consistent performer during his time in the Italian capital.

The Red Devils had been linked with a move for the Serbian in previous windows. One report even claimed Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer planned to team him up with Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes in an all-star midfield.

However, the latest reports from France state PSG are ‘determined’ to snap up the midfield force.

Goal (who cite French outlet Le10Sport) claim Milinkovic-Savic has been made the club’s ‘top priority’ this summer.

Milinkovic-Savic Lazio TEAMtalk

The player is reportedly interested in the switch, having been described as being ‘keen’ on the move.

Milinkovic-Savic has four years remaining on his current contract and Lazio are understandably reluctant to sell.

However, a fee of €80 million (£72m) is cited as being capable of twisting Lazio’s arm. The club previously rejected a bid of €60m (£54m) from PSG in May.


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Solskjaer Man Utd TEAMtalk

Man Utd have been told a consistent performer “won’t like” the consequences of the club’s latest business, while no fewer than seven stars have been namechecked as possible summer exits.

The Red Devils have been conspicuous by their relatively low-key summer window thus far.

Their pursuit of England superstar Jadon Sancho has continued to hit hurdle after hurdle. Though the bombshell dropped by Lionel Messi has sparked rumours of a switch to Old Trafford amid the club’s first contact.

Away from the transfer headlines, Man Utd moved quickly to tie down impressive young stopper Dean Henderson.

The 23-year-old impressed mightily in a loan spell with Sheffield Utd, and was rewarded handsomely with a bumper new five-year deal on vastly improves terms.

That piece of business is unlikely to put a smile on Sergio Romero’s face, however. The Argentine will now drop further down the pecking order if Henderson isn’t loaned out once more.


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