Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move to the Premier League for years. In the past there’s been repeat claims of Lazio wanting a fee of around €100m for their midfield leader, and insistence of interest from clubs like Arsenal, Manchester United and PSG.

Now 28-years-of-age, the player almost certainly should have got a big move earlier in his career and has done enough at Lazio to prove himself.

He’s represented by Mateja Kezman, and there’s a possibility that if he’d been represented by an agent more experienced in big moves then a transfer would have happened sooner.

Newcastle United have been repeatedly linked for the past few months, as well as Arsenal claims continuing. A move to Eddie Howe’s side could provide Milinkovic-Savic with Champions league football next season, and a chance to test himself in the Premier League.

Gazzetta, via Calciomercato, say Newcastle are vigilant and watching the situation closely.

At the same time, Lazio president Claudio Lotito is said to have sent a warning to Kezman: Find a club offering €40m or he doesn’t move.

That fee shouldn’t be a problem for Newcastle, but there’s a possibility they could do a deal for even less. Regardless of messages Lotito is sending out, Milinkovic-Savic has a contract expiring in 2024, and Lazio are therefore under some pressure.

A situation Newcastle could exploit.