Man Utd eye Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag scrambles for midfield depth

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TOP STORY: Milinkovic-Savic on Man Utd list

Manchester United will switch focus to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag tries to acquire a midfielder before the transfer window closes, according to the Telegraph.

The Premier League side failed to secure a priority goal in midfield this summer as they failed to agree personal terms with Barcelona Frenkie deJongbut the latest suggest they will now step up their approach for the 27-year-old Lazio star as an alternative.

Sources have told ESPN that United have also been in contact with Juventus about signing a midfielder Adrian Rabiot. United believe Juve are ready to let Rabiot, 27, go and the France international would be keen to move to Old Trafford and play in the Premier League. Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique have recorded preliminary talks.

Milinkovic-Savic registered 11 goals and 11 assists for Lazio last season, in a form in which he has previously been linked to several Premier League sides. The Serbia star could now be lured away from the Estadio Olimpico where he is now in the last 12 months of his contract.

Corriere dello Sport have suggested that Maurizio Sarri’s side would be willing to consider offers in the region of €50m to part ways with him. Other clubs who have previously expressed interest in Milinkovic-Savic include Newcastle United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

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PAPER GOSSIP

Luis Muriel is the latest player to be shortlisted for Newcastle United, according to Tuttosport. The 31-year-old all-round forward contributed to 17 goals in 27 games for Atalanta last season and is also expected to be on Juventus’ radar. Atalanta are reportedly considering possible alternatives if they receive an acceptable offer from the Magpies.

destiny udogie will reportedly join Tottenham Hotspur Fabrizio Romano. Talks have been held with Udinese for the 19-year-old full-back for the past week and it looks like the Premier League club have won the race for his signature. He arrives for a fee of over €20m despite reports he will stay at Udinese until 2023

– Talks have started between Chelsea and the goalkeeper over a new contract Edouard Mendy, reveals the Daily Mail. Despite staying on his current contract for three more years, the 30-year-old goalkeeper has one of the lowest salaries at Stamford Bridge despite being considered one of the most important players in the squad. He is expected to receive a boost after his impressive performances since joining from Rennes in 2020.

– Boca Juniors will sign the former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romeroreveals TYC sportswriter Leandro Aguilera. The 35-year-old is set to sign a two-year deal with the club, which will become official after he completes his medicine. Romero spent last season in Serie A at Venezia, where he has made 16 league appearances since relegation.

Gerhard Pique is ready to take a second pay cut, writes Sport. After signing a similar deal in 2021, it looks like the 35-year-old centre-back is ready to help Barcelona turn their current pay structure woes for the second time. He is reported to be confident of earning starting minutes next season and hoping to convince manager Xavi Hernandez of his place after seeing less time on the pitch next season.

– Juventus consider going on Moise Kean before the transfer window closes, according to Calciomercato. He made 32 appearances in Serie A last season but is said to have upset Massimiliano Allegri after missing a team meeting. Atletico Madrid and PSG have both been linked with the 22-year-old forward Bianconeri hope the Ligue 1 side could be willing to sign for him following his previous successful loan spell at Parc des Princes. Kean is entering the second season of a two-year loan deal with Juventus from Everton.

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Emma Bowman

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