Manchester United fans, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is back.
The Premier League club were one of a number of sides repeatedly and heavily linked to the Lazio midfielder before the 2018 World Cup.
There was talk of offers, and the price was continually pushed up in the Italian media. At one point there were even claims pushing it beyond the €150m mark.
At the World Cup the midfielder struggled to be as impressive as the hype had suggested he would be, and that helped dampen the claims.
Then a less than spectacular season in Serie A helped some more, yet now it’s all back.
SportMediaSet, who like to throw out the odd big claim and then often completely forget about it, say Lazio’s sporting director Iglo Tare has travelled to London to ‘settle once and for all’ the player’s situation.
He’s there to hear some proposals coming from English clubs, and Manchester United are ‘particularly’ interested in the player as they look for a ‘revolution’ in midfield.
It’s claimed that a year ago, Lazio asked for €120m, and now they’d like €100m, but would actually settle for €80m.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic ‘doesn’t really want to stay’ at Lazio and has sold an apartment in Rome. The insinuation is that Manchester United could sign him before they sell Paul Pogba.
Mino Raiola’s Friday comments are then covered and it doesn’t take a whole lot of suspicion to believe that without the agent’s latest strop then this article wouldn’t have happened.
As for hearing proposals, who else is realistic going to be interested in paying anything like €80m? Chelsea have a transfer ban, Arsenal don’t have the money, Tottenham and Liverpool seem unlikely and so does Manchester City.