It looks like Manchester United could be on their way to securing their first major signing of the summer, after reports have surfaced that the club has made a mammoth bid to land star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
United a re mainly looking to better their midfield, and it seems like they have found their man. As per reports, the bid United have made for Savic could see the player become the costliest player in the club’s history.
A £96 million offer is believed to have been made by the Red Devils, and that could see Lazio selling their star asset to the Premier League club.
According to a report in Radio Sei, the Mancunian club will look to get the job done before the 2018 FIFA World Cup, which starts from June 14 onwards.
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The offer is believed to be worth £96m plus bonuses. The Serbian could be in line to surpass Paul Pogba’s £89m move from Juventus in 2016.
With Marouane Fellaini’s future under the clouds and Michael Carrick retiring, United are in the market for a stand-out midfielder, and they have long identified the Lazio star to bring into their setup.
Earlier, it was believed that Lazio president Claudio Lotito is determined not to sell the player at any cost, after having believed to have rejected a £61.7m offer last summer.
But with this latest bid, the Reds are confident that the player will soon be Old Trafford-bound. It has also been widely stated that the 23-year-old wants to join the side because of his desire to play alongside his fellow compatriot, Nemanja Matic.
United boss Jose Mourinho is keen to play a three-man midfield next season, and he could just as well deploy Savic alongside Matic and Pogba to great effect.