Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has ‘agreed Juventus move’ which could possibly rule out the speculation surrounding his potential move to Manchester United. The 23-year-old Serbian midfielder has been a long-term target for Jose Mourinho as a potential replacement for retired midfielder Michael Carrick. However, according to an official at Lazio, Milinkovic-Savic will be likely to move to the Italian giants, Manchester Evenings News reports.
The Turin club have reportedly got a deal in place to bring the Serbian, which was also confirmed by former Juventus director, Luciano Moggi, who has also stated that the fee has already been agreed and that Milinkovic-Savic ‘will go to Juventus’.
This leaves Manchester United needing to search elsewhere for potential a midfield recruit to replace Carrick and fringe player, Marouane Fellaini.
The Old Trafford club have already had a busy transfer window, securing the services of 19-year-old right back, Diogo Dalot from Porto as well being very close to signing Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and Jose Mourinho does not want to stop there as he wants to strengthen to mount a serious Premier League title challenge next season.
Mourinho has been advised by former United man, Dwight Yorke to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. The Welshman threw speculation over his future into the air after his comments following the Champions League final. Bale could be a strong addition to United’s squad but it may not be what they need right now. One of Mourinho’s main targets this summer was Milinkovic-Savic and this news could be a significant blow to his transfer plans.
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