Paul Pogba’s contract at Manchester United will expire in June and as it stands, he is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent at the end of the current season.
The Red Devils have identified Sergej Milinković-Savić as one of the targets to replace the 29-year-old, and last Friday, La Repubblica reported the Lazio star is ‘the natural heir’ to Pogba.
Il Tempo state Claudio Lotito, the Italian club’s chief, will ‘present himself’ to Maurizio Sarri with ‘greater certainty’ about the budget for the next window. The midfielder’s sale could help in this regard, but they explain that taking his sale for ‘granted is exaggerated’.
If the Serbia international’s sale were to materialise, the budget available to Lazio would be much more than €25m in the next window.
Meanwhile, Il Messaggero, relayed by FcInter1908, state Lotito ‘will try to get maximum’ from the player’s suitors like United and PSG.
They suggest the €80m fee is the ‘right price’ for Milinković-Savić, considering his contract expires in 2024 and he will not sign a new deal. The Serbian is represented by Mateja Kežman and ‘there is already an agreement’ with the agent to sell his client.
Lazio are ready to part ways with their star, if their valuation is met. With United and PSG named as two main suitors, it remains to be seen whether one or both clubs will push to sign Milinković-Savić after this campaign.