Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s impressive form for Lazio this season has seen him attract interest from top clubs across Europe and the list includes the likes of Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus.
According to the French newspaper L’Equipe, PSG have been following the midfielder for more than a year. Last week, PSG sporting director Antero Henrique approached Milinkovic-Savic’s agent Mateja Kezman, who played as a striker at the Parc des Princes from 2008 to 2010.
Super-agent Jorge Mendes, who is close to PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, would also be involved in the deal. However, discussion will not be able to progress until Lazio’s last match of the season.
Lazio are currently fourth in the table with 72 points, three points ahead of fifth place Inter, with the former having a superior goal difference. Inter need to win and would then leapfrog Lazio on head-to-head results.
Any decision on Milinkovic-Savic’s future will be taken after Lazio’s clash against Inter on Sunday. The club’s president Claudio Lotito values his star player around €80-€100m, according to L’Equipe, and it’s stated talks can ‘accelerate’ on a transfer, at which point PSG’s actions will be pivotal in any transfer.
PSG spent big on signing Neymar and Kylian Mbappé last summer and are now struggling to comply with Uefa’s Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. A failure from the Ligue 1 winners to balance the books before could see them being punished.
This could provide Manchester United and Juventus with a better opportunity in their efforts in signing Milinkovic-Savic.
Even without FFP troubles, PSG would find the competition hard to beat.
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