Lazio director Igli Tare said the Serie A club have not yet received any offers for Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, though they would consider a transfer if a bid meeting their valuation was lodged.
Milkinkovic-Savic, 23, is considered hot property in Europe this summer, with Serie A champions Juventus, Champions League winners Real Madrid and United reportedly keen in the Serbia international.
He scored 14 goals across all competitions last season, 12 coming from the Serie A, which Lazio finished fifth, losing out on a Champions League place on the final week of the season after Inter Milan pulled off a dramatic comeback.
Asked about Milinkovic-Savic’s future ahead of the World Cup, Tare told Sky Sport Italia, as per Di Marzio:
“The failed Champions League qualification doesn’t change things, we know what we must do and must improve on.
“We must put [Simone] Inzaghi in the condition to do well next season, so Sergej’s predicament wasn’t started yesterday but two years ago. We’re talking about a player who deserves this stage.
“We don’t want to talk about figures, the market isn’t based on ‘if’ and ‘maybe’.
“At this moment we have yet to receive an offer, and when it arrives we’ll decide what to do.”
It remains to be seen what Mourinho’s plans are for next season, and how he will play Milinkovic-Savic in the same team as Paul Pogba, who both have similar traits.
Looks like City may have had enough of Napoli’s games, reports now saying that they’re interested in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic instead. Thoughts?
— BlueMancunian (@JordanMCFC8481) May 29, 2018
While the above tweet states Manchester City are now reportedly interested in Milinkovic-Savic, this is not something we’ve been made aware of just yet.