Manchester United are considering a move to finally sign Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Serbian midfielder, aged 27, has been linked with a move to United for years – ever since Jose Mourinho was manager – but now it sounds like Erik ten Hag is identifying more midfield targets.
According to the Telegraph, intermediaries believe a deal can be struck for Milinkovic-Savic even though Lazio do not want to sell. It is understood that they are aware of United’s interest.
That may suggest that United are beginning to accept that they won’t be successful in their attempts to sign Frenkie de Jong, with Chelsea reportedly lurking in the background.
It sounds like United are scraping at the barrel for midfield signings because none of these players are like De Jong or could be described as defensive midfielders, which is what we need this summer.
Ten Hag should know by now that he will struggle to get results while Fred and Scott McTominay partner one another in midfield.
Let us know in the comments section if you would like Milinkovic-Savic at United this season?