Manchester United are ahead of Serie A sides in the chase for Lazio star Sergej Milinković-Savić.

The midfielder has starred for the Biancocelesti this season, managing seven goals and eight assists in 21 league games.

One of his assists came at the weekend as the 26-year-old saw his side register a 3-0 win over Salernitana. After the tie, Maurizio Sarri hailed the Serbia international as one of the best players he has ever worked with in his managerial career.

These comments made by the ex-Chelsea manager on Milinković-Savić are relayed by Il Messaggero, who then state the Lazio fans must enjoy him representing them as much as possible.

That’s because for the Italian capital club to ‘open a new cycle’, they must ‘sacrifice’ the Serbian next summer.

The report adds Lazio chairman Claudio Lotito remains hopeful the star continues to shine until the end of the season so he can ask for ‘more than €80m’ for his prized asset.

When discussing Milinković-Savić’s suitors, the Red Devils are tagged. The report says Manchester United are ‘on pole’, while Juventus and Inter Milan ‘remain vigilant’.

The player’s dream, however, is to join Real Madrid.