Liverpool scout Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

The Serbian has long attracted transfer interest from top clubs as one of Serie A’s stand-out midfielders

Liverpool scout Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

The Serbian has long attracted transfer interest from top clubs as one of Serie A’s stand-out midfielders

30 September 2018 Sunday 20:43
Liverpool scout Manchester United transfer target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic scored a goal in front of three Premier League scouts a week ago, reports say.

The Serbian has long attracted transfer interest from top clubs as one of Serie A’s stand-out midfielders, with Manchester United reportedly approaching Lazio about Milinkovic-Savic’s availability last summer.

Jose Mourinho is thought to be a big fan of Milinkovic-Savic, who scored his first goal of the campaign with a powerful header in a 4-1 win over Genoa.

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The Mirror claim a Liverpool delegation were among the scouts that watched Milinkovic-Savic in action against Genoa.

Premier League champions Manchester City and Tottenham scouts were also in attendance as Milinkovic-Savic impressed.

Lazio quoted suitors over £70million for Milinkovic-Savic in the summer, and the Serie A side are in a comfortable position as the 23-year-old has a contract that runs until 2022.

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An English side would need to table a significant offer to lure Milinkovic-Savic away from Italy, but Pep Guardiola is desperate for a new midfielder.

Missing out on Jorginho to Chelsea in the summer was a blow to Guardiola’s plans, and City have been searching for a suitable alternative.

Tottenham did not bring in a single new face during the last window, but would find it difficult to compete with the financial muscle of City and Liverpool, should their rivals move for Milinkovic-Savic.

Lazio are confident Milinkovic-Savic will sign a contract extension on his current deal, which would see his asking price rise again.

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