Lazio have yet to receive an offer for United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic but will 'decide what to do' if one of his many suitors make a bid, according to the club's sporting director, Igli Tare.
The Serbia international has repeatedly been linked with a move away from the Stadio Olimpico in 2018 and speculation has intensified following Lazio's failure to qualify for the Champions League earlier this month.
United, though, are close to clinching a deal for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred, the self-titled 'conductor', after targeting a midfielder who could help dictate the tempo of their play like retired skipper Michael Carrick did.
And Tare has now confirmed that United have yet to make a bid for his prized asset.
"The failed Champions League qualification doesn’t change things. We know what we must do and must improve on," he told Sky Sports Italia.
"We must put [manager 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."
Milinkovic-Savic was directly involved in 20 goals for Lazio last season and will be playing alongside Nemanja Matic for Serbia at next month's World Cup.
The 23-year-old is represented by former Chelsea striker Mateja Kezman, who won the Premier League under Jose Mourinho in 2005.