Man Utd handed Sergej Milinkovic-Savic transfer boost because of Lazio concern
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded a change in transfer policy after last season’s woeful sixth-place finish in the Premier League.
He has ditched the club’s pursuit of big-named players by gunning for young, hungrier talent.
It has led them to the signings of Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka – but United are not stopping there.
There is reason for concern in the middle of the park for the Old Trafford outfit with the squad starting to look depleted.
Ander Herrera has left for Paris St-Germain while the futures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic are very much up in the air.
If they departed it would leave Andreas Pereira, Scott McTominay and Fred as the only senior central midfielders – with the former duo only just recently promoted to the first-team set-up.
Last summer, The Special One was desperate to snap up the Serbian but Lazio slapped a massive asking price on him in the region of £90m.
But this year the Rome-based outfit have changed their tune and are now desperate to offload the 24-year-old, according to CalcioMercato.
Lazio are aware of his transfer intentions and want to offload him as soon as possible to get a replacement in.
They do not want to find themselves in a situation where they lose their best player without time left.
Trabzonspor ace Yusuf Yazici is the preferred target of the Biancocelesti but the Turkish outfit have placed an £18m price-tag on him.
It means Lazio will have to offload Milinkovic-Savic before signing up his replacement – but CalcioMercato also report that no concrete offers have come in.
PSG are also interested in the Spain-born star despite snapping Herrera up on a free.