Date: 28th May 2018 at 7:14pm
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Manchester United have reportedly made an opening bid of around £96m for Serbia international star Sergej Milinković-Savić, according to Radio Sei.

The Premier League side, who finished second in the English top-flight this term, but a huge 19 points adrift of champions Manchester City, have been linked with a club-record summer swoop for the Lazio midfielder.

The 23-year-old, who has two international caps for his country, scored 14 goals and provided nine assists in 48 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A outfit this season.

Milinković-Savić, who joined the Italian side back in July 2015 following his switch from Genk, has netted 24 times in 122 games overall for the club.

Lazio’s Sergej Milinković-Savić shoots at goal.

The report claims United have tabled an opening offer of £96m (€110m), plus bonuses, for the Serbian, but Lazio are thought to be holding out for at least £131m (€150m) for their prized asset.

The Red Devils’ current club record signing is the £89m they splashed out on re-signing midfielder Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.

United are also understood to be favourites to land Milinković-Savić this summer, as the player himself prefers a transfer to Old Trafford, as he wishes to work with manager Jose Mourinho, despite reported interest from the likes of Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid as well.

Written by Dan Church

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