According to the Mirror, Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, with the Serbian international’s agent Mateja Kezman revealing no deal has been done.
United were previously reported to have agreed an £80m deal with Lazio for the 23-year-old, but Kezman has suggested there’s been no negotiations with the Red Devils, insisting his client’s focus is purely on ending the campaign strongly with Lazio.
“Lazio have three big games to go and nobody has talked about any negotiations at this moment. The Biancocelesti have the opportunity to get their best result of recent years by qualifying for the Champions League,” he said, in quotes reported by Lazionews.
“It’s only normal there is enormous interest in Sergej between some top European clubs, but we do not have any agreement with any club.”
It’s bad news for Jose Mourinho as the United manager needs a new face in the engine room as he’s set to lose two players in a matter of weeks.
Long-serving central midfielder Michael Carrick is hanging up his boots at the end of the season to become a first-team coach, while Marouane Fellaini could be on his way out of Old Trafford as he’s out of contract in the coming months and doesn’t appear any closer to extending his deal past the summer.
Milinkovic-Savic was meant to be the ideal replacement, with the Spanish-born midfielder boasting box-to-box ability, an eye for goal and being able to create chances for his teammates. Since joining Lazio from KRC Genk in 2015, the 23-year-old has scored and created 43 goals in 120 appearances in all competitions.
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