Arsenal are reportedly showing interest in signing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic. Manchester United are also monitoring the situation of the Serbian midfielder.
However, he prefers a move to the Gunners in the Premier League. Although to complete the signing, the club might have to use their entire January transfer budget.
ARSENAL AND SERGEJ MILINKOVIC SAVIC TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Arsenal are showing interest in signing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic Savic. The report also confirms that the midfielder is open to a move to the Premier League. A number of reports also claimed that Juventus were going to bid for him in the January transfer window. However, it looks like they will drop out of the race because of their legal and financial troubles. Although, Manchester United continues to monitor the situation of the midfielder.
Although, the Serbian midfielder prefers a move to the Gunners. The report also confirms that they are looking to take the advantage of the contract situation of Milinkovic Savic. His contract with the Italian giants runs until the summer of 2024. Hence, there is a possibility that Arsenal might convince Lazio to sell their star midfielder for a reduced fee. However, it looks like the Lazio president has no intention of selling for cheap in the future of the transfer window.
LAZIO ARE STILL TRYING TO CONVINCE THE SERBIAN MIDFIELDER TO SIGN A CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH THEM
According to statements by Lazio board members, they are working hard to convince the Serbian to continue his stay with the club. The report also claims that Italian giants will only consider bids in the region of 100 million. This is to show their commitment to keep the midfielder at the club. Hence, it is going to be a hard deal for Arsenal to negotiate in the January transfer window. This is because the potential deal of Sergej Milinkovic Savic will eat up their whole winter transfer window budget.
Hence, the mega price tag of 100 million is not good news for Arsenal. The report also confirms that the Serbian midfielder will not force a move in the January transfer window. However, it is likely that he will make the decision in the next summer transfer window. Sergej Milinkovic Savic is currently in demand due to his brilliant performance this season for the club and country. However, unfortunately, his brilliant performances did not help qualify Serbia for further knockout rounds.
Although, his performances throughout the season mean that his transfer value will keep on increasing. Hence, Arsenal will have to convince him in full detail to join their playing project. The report also claims that manager Mikel Arteta is ready to go all in to sign the Serbian. He has also asked the owners to sanction the funds for his transfer.
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