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 listing

Manchester United are set to modify focus to Sergej Milinkovic-Savic as Erik ten Hag seems to be to accumulate a centre midfielder earlier than the switch window closes, in keeping with the Telegraph.

The Premier League facet have been unable to land a precedence midfield goal this summer time, having did not agree private phrases with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong, however the newest signifies that they’ll now step up their strategy for the 27-year-old Lazio star instead.

Sources have advised ESPN that United have additionally made contact with Juventus about signing midfielder Adrien Rabiot. United consider that Juve are prepared to let 27-year-old Rabiot depart and the France worldwide could be eager to maneuver to Outdated Trafford and play within the Premier League. Rabiot’s mom and agent Veronique has began preliminary talks.

Milinkovic-Savic registered 11 targets and 11 assists for Lazio final season, with type that has seen him beforehand linked to a number of Premier League sides. The Serbia star may now be tempted away from the Estadio Olimpico the place he’s now inside the ultimate 12 months of his contract.

Corriere dello Sport has prompt that Maurizio Sarri’s facet could be prepared to contemplate provides within the area of €50 million to half methods with him. Amongst different golf equipment who’ve beforehand expressed curiosity in Milinkovic-Savic embody Newcastle United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain.

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PAPER GOSSIP

Luis Muriel is the newest participant to be added to Newcastle United’s shortlist, in keeping with Tuttosport. The 31-year-old versatile ahead contributed to 17 targets in 27 appearances for Atalanta final season, and he’s additionally understood to be on the radar of Juventus. Atalanta are reported to be contemplating potential options in the event that they obtain an appropriate supply from the Magpies.

Future Udogie is ready to affix Tottenham Hotspur, experiences Fabrizio Romano. Talks have been held with Udinese over the previous week for the 19-year-old wing-back, and it seems to be as if the Premier League membership have received the race to safe his signature. He joins for a payment in extra of €20m, although it’s reported that he’ll stay at Udinese till 2023

– Talks over a brand new contract have begun between Chelsea and goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, reveals the Day by day Mail. Whereas he nonetheless has three years remaining on his present deal, it’s understood that the 30-year-old goalkeeper has one of many lowest salaries at Stamford Bridge, regardless of being deemed one of many squad’s most necessary gamers. It’s anticipated that he’ll obtain a rise after his spectacular performances since becoming a member of from Rennes in 2020.

– Boca Juniors are set to signal former Manchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero, reveals TYC Sports journalist Leandro Aguilera. The 35-year-old will signal a two-year take care of the membership, and that can turn into official after he completes his medical. Romero spent final season in Serie A with Venezia, the place he made 16 league appearances for the since relegated facet.

Gerard Pique is ready to simply accept a second wage minimize, writes Sport. After he signed a deal in comparable trend throughout 2021, it seems to be as if the 35-year-old centre-back is prepared to attempt to assist Barcelona amend their present points with their wage construction for a second time. It’s reported that he’s assured of incomes beginning minutes subsequent season, and hopes to persuade supervisor Xavi Hernandez of his place after he started to see much less time on the pitch within the upcoming marketing campaign.

– Juventus are contemplating shifting on Moise Kean earlier than the switch window closes, in keeping with Calciomercato. He made 32 Serie A appearances final season, however he’s understood to have upset Massimiliano Allegri after he missed a workforce assembly. Atletico Madrid and PSG have each been linked with the 22-year-old ahead, and the Bianconeri are hopeful that Ligue 1 facet could also be prepared to make a transfer for him after his earlier profitable mortgage spell on the Parc des Princes. Kean enters the second season of a two-year mortgage take care of Juventus from Everton.