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Top Man Utd target agrees deal

Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer.

The Serbian is understood to be a top target of Jose Mourinho’s as the boss planned to bring in two new central midfielders over the summer.

We have already agreed a deal in principle with Shakhtar Donetsk for Brazilian midfielder Fred and are just waiting for the official announcement.

Milinkovic-Savic has been the other main target according to reports this summer.

The 23-year-old scored 12 goals and recorded three assists in 35 Serie A appearances this past season as Lazio only missed out on Champions League qualification on the final day of the season.

However, our hopes of bringing the Serbian international to Old Trafford this summer may have ended, at least according to former-Juventus general director Luciano Moggi.

Moggi announced live on Italian television station 7 Gold that Juventus have agreed deals for both Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo.

As translated by the Manchester Evening News:

“For Cancelo the situation is this: he wants Juve and Juve wants him.

“The operation will go like that for Milinkovic-Savic. The fee with Lazio is already set, he will also go to Juventus.”

However, recent reports have suggested that we would need to pay a staggering £87.5 million for the central midfielder.  One would think that would be astronomical for Juventus, despite winning seven consecutive Serie A titles and progressing deep into the Champions League in recent seasons, including two finals.

We shall have to wait and see if Luciano Moggi is accurate with his claims and where Sergej Milinkovic-Savic ends up this summer.

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  1. Derek Hattersley

    15 June 2018 at 09:20

    That would sound about right, United’s transfer strategy is next to useless. I was once admonished for my rants about Mourinho by someone who said, “Mourinho was brought in because he can attract a better class of player.” Well that has truly been put to bed over the last two seasons he has been at United. Sanchez, Lindelhof, Bailly, Mkhitaryan, Matic not one considered by the top European Clubs as desperately required to light up their season. In fact in luminescence terms apart from Mkhitaryan, they are as bright as 2 watt candles.

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