Manchester United‘s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong has thus far been unsuccessful, and the club is now hoping to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
According to Corriere Della Sera (news image provided below), the Red Devils are looking for an international-level player to improve their midfield.
According to the Italian news outlet, Manchester United is struggling to complete the transfer of De Jong and has shifted its focus to the Serbian star, who could leave Lazio this summer.
Claudio Lotito, during his visit to Auronzo, informally told the fans that he will not sell the 27-year-old. However, the situation is completely different. The club president rates the midfielder at around €65m-€70m (£55m-£59m).
CDS claims that as feared by the supporters if the offer of around £55m-£59m arrives, it would be accepted by Lazio, who will then use the funds to sign key targets such as Ilic and Udogie.
Maurizio Sarri, the Italian manager, is aware that signings cannot be secured unless Milinkovic-Savic leaves, but he would prefer to keep the midfielder, who is one of the squad’s leaders.
According to Corriere Dello Sport, Manchester United has the financial clout to make an offer that will entice Lotito to sell the former Genk star.
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