De Jong’s personal terms for joining the club have not been finalized, despite the Red Devils and the Blaugrana recently agreeing on a transfer cost.
This has apparently forced United to look at alternatives and Calciomercato highlight that they are charging again to sign Milinkovic-Savic, who has been a long-term transfer target.
Yesterday, it was claimed that his agent Mateja Kezman will present a big offer from United to Lazio, but the Serie A outfit remains firm on their €70 million (£60m) price tag for the Serbian.
There is still an acceptance from Lazio that Milinkovic-Savic could head for the exit door, considering he has less than two years left on his deal and has no plans to renew.
Milinkovic-Savic would be a stunning acquisition for United
United has spent most of the summer trying to land De Jong’s services. They have crossed the hurdle over the transfer fee, but the 25-year-old is not keen on moving to Old Trafford.
In that case, Milinkovic-Savic would be a wonderful alternative for United with his impressive all-around attributes. He can be considered as an upgrade on former star Paul Pogba.
Last season, the 27-year-old tallied 11 goals and 11 assists in 37 league appearances. He was similarly effective on defense, averaging 1.8 tackles and 0.9 interceptions per game and winning 2.8 aerial duels.