The Italian media have repeatedly named Manchester United as one of the clubs interested in signing Sergej Milinković-Savić.

The midfielder’s contract at Lazio runs down in 2024. However, the Serie A side are open to letting him leave in the summer and using the funds from his sale to rebuild their squad for next season.

Manchester United and the 27-year-old’s other foreign suitors received encouragement after Maurizio Sarri admitted the possibility of him leaving the club.

“Speaking with the president, I am convinced that if he goes away, and it is not an easy thing, he will not stay in Italy,” the Biancocelesti coach said, relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb.

The manager’s comments indicate a move to Juventus is ruled out for the Serbia international. This could also bring him ‘closer to Manchester’.

Paul Pogba is set to leave Old Trafford as a free agent for the second time in his career. The Red Devils have to replace the Frenchman and Gazzetta dello Sport explain the Lazio star is the ‘most likely solution’ due to his profile and characteristics.

Manchester United looked at Milinković-Savić in the past, before signing Bruno Fernandes in January 2020. Gazzetta points this out and further adds the Serbian can ‘easily coexist’ with the former Sporting star, if they were to become teammates next season.

The report warns Paris Saint-Germain are also in the picture, but the uncertainty around Mauricio Pochettino’s future ‘does not help the negotiation’.

There are various factors which favour Manchester United, provided they make an approach for Milinković-Savić.