Man Utd ‘open negotiations’ with €80m Lazio midfielder as potential Pogba replacement

Manchester United have reportedly began their hunt to replace want-away midfielder Paul Pogba.

Despite joining the Reds on their pre-season tour, Pogba is still reportedly  keen on a move on a move this summer.

The Times report that Juventus are preparing an offer of £120m to bring Pogba back to Turin.

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Meanwhile, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly identified Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as a potential replacement if Pogba does depart.

Marca report that the Reds have asked Pogba to join their pre-season tour in order to find time to seek a replacement first. Milinkovic-Savic seems to be the option they are after, though Lazio are said to be demanding €120m for his services, which United are not happy to pay.

SportMediaset broke the news of United’s interest in the Serbian, claiming that the Reds are pushing for his signature.

Their report claims that Lazio would accept an offer of €80m for the 24-year-old.

Whether or not Pogba does leave this summer, it is clear two midfield options still need to be acquired. Milinkovic-Savic would be a  great addition as a powerful, commanding midfielder, but a more creative option would still be needed.

Sporting Lisbon star Bruno Fernandes has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford all summer and would bridge the gap between midfield and attack in Solskjaer’s side which is currently distinctly lacking in creativity.

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