Arsenal are reportedly preparing a second bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic. The player has expressed his desire to leave the Serie A club this summer.
He has been at the club for eight years. However, he would like to leave the club in a respectful way. The Italian club is also open to discussing the bids for the midfielder.
SERGEJ MILINKOVIC SAVIC AND ARSENAL TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
The midfielder has caught the eye of a number of top European clubs. They include the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United. Chelsea and Manchester United’s interest in the midfielder is said to be only inquiries. However, the interest of Arsenal in Sergej Milinkovic Savic is more than inquiries. The Gunners have already seen their first bid rejected by Lazio.
According to reports, Gunners have seen an opening offer of €55m (£47.2m) for the Serbia international rejected by Lazio. The club president Claudio Lotito is reportedly demanding at least €65m (£55.8m) for the midfielder. It also adds that Arsenal have not pulled out of negotiations for Sergej Milinkovic Savic. Arsenal are constantly in touch with the agent of Sergej Savic.
THE SITUATION ON THE INTEREST OF OTHER CLUBS
The other clubs also are monitoring his situation. Manchester United will only move for the midfielder if they are unsuccessful in signing Frenkie De Jong. The Dutch midfielder is their number one priority this summer transfer window. However, the situation with Chelsea is a different one. The former Head coach of Chelsea Maurizio Sarri is keen to sell them Savic. However, he must get two players in exchange of the midfielder. Sarri is reportedly keen to recruit both Ruben Loftus Cheek and Emerson Palmieri.
Although, some reports are stating the reports of midfielder leaving are fake. Sergej is linked every year with different Premier League teams. However, he has never even initiated contact. Many rumors were even dismissed by his agent himself. However, if Arsenal miss out on Youri Tielemans, there are chances Mikel Arteta might make a move for Sergej Milinkovic Savic.
The midfielder made 47 appearances in all competitions for Lazio. He scored 11 goals and provided 12 assists in 47 games. He has been one of the most loyal players for the Serie A club. The midfielder will be one of the players to watch out for in this summer transfer window.
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