Despite the rumours of an exit appearing every summer, the upcoming transfer window is likeliest time for Sergej Milinković-Savić to leave Lazio, with Arsenal reportedly interested.

That’s because the Serbia international’s contract with the Serie A side is set to expire in 2024, making the next few months the last time for his club to make serious money from an exit.

Anything beyond that would only allow for a small sum in January or a free transfer, and despite Claudio Lotito’s pride and desire for huge sums, the player will likely be affordable for Arsenal.

The Gunners have long been linked with the player, and despite their great form this season, more depth in midfield is needed.

Niccolo Ceccarini, in an editorial for TuttoMercatoWeb over the weekend, brought some information on Arsenal’s chase of Milinković-Savić when discussing the Serbian’s future.

He said that ‘all the spotlights’ will be on the 28-year-old this summer, and he has ‘not yet decided whether the accept the renewal offer’ from Lazio.

Other reports suggests he won’t, and it’s made clear by Ceccarini that Arsenal ‘are interested and could soon move decisively’.

Time to keep an eye on Edu Gaspar, then.