The midfielder has been linked with a move to Old Trafford for several years, and he was rumored to be a summer transfer target for United.
While Chelsea, Arsenal, and Real Madrid were all rumored to be interested, Milinkovic-Savic chose to stay with Lazio.
Manchester United keeping a close eye on the situation of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. That is according to Fichajes, who claim that Lazio has yet to strike an agreement with Milinkovic-Savic on a new deal. That is because the 27-year-old midfielder is hesitant about putting pen to paper and is contemplating leaving the Serie A club in the January transfer window.
However, according to Manchester Evening News, Man United could still prove to be a potential destination for the midfielder.
With his contract set to expire in 2024, Milinkovic-Savic‘s agent is set to meet with Lazio at the end of September to discuss the player’s future.
The Serbia international has made 303 appearances in his time with Lazio, scoring 60 goals and contributing 57
The 27-year-old Serbian midfielder joined the Serie A outfit in the summer of 2015 from Genk in a deal worth around €12 million, a fee that looks like a steal in hindsight. Since then, Milinkovic-Savic has developed into one of the finest midfielders in the world, often attracting admiring glances from top clubs around Europe.
Nicknamed the Sergeant by the Lazio faithful, Milinkovic-Savic has consistently been one of the most lethal midfielders in Serie A over his seven complete campaigns. In total, the box-to-box midfielder has made over 300 appearances for the Biancocelesti, scoring 60 goals and providing 56 assists in all competitions.
He has hit double figures for goal contributions in every season since the 2015/16 campaign. Last season, Milinkovic-Savic racked up 11 goals and 12 assists from 47 appearances across all competitions. Those are exceptional numbers for a midfielder who occasionally plays in a more advanced position.