At this point, we’re pretty sure the Italian media have it in for us.
Literally minutes after publishing a 650+ word article looking at what every newspaper in Italy had to say about Tuesday’s news that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was getting closer to Manchester United, an update is provided.
It comes from Gazzetta dello Sport’s website, who didn’t have anything in their print edition on the matter, and they jump on the bandwagon with slightly differing claims.
The article states the Serbian is ‘really close’ to saying goodbye to his current side after new contacts took place between Lazio and the Red Devils.
They explain that Manchester United, who are ‘preparing’ to sell Pogba to Real Madrid, reformulated the ‘already hypothesised’ offer from the past few weeks, one which, ‘barring a twist’, will cause Claudio Lotito to ‘say yes’.
The offer first offer was one of €75m, which seemingly wasn’t accepted, because €5m in ‘easily attainable’ bonuses were added onto it.
If you’d somehow forgotten, that’s €10m less (in variables) than what other outlets have reported.
Gazzetta go on to explain this isn’t the ‘indecent’ proposal the club wanted, but it’s still a ‘river of money’ that will allow the Serie A side to buy another 3-4 players of a good level.
As for Milinkovic-Savic, should the move go through, he would sign a five-year contract worth €6-7m/year.
First, however, and this appears to be the all important key in all this, Pogba needs to be sold, and until that happens, this won’t go through (at least according to most Italian outlets).