According to Calciomercato, Manchester United could sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if Paul Pogba leaves the club. Milinkovic-Savic had been linked with the Red Devils all summer as manager Jose Mourinho was looking to sign a midfield replacement for Michael Carrick. Marouane Fellaini’s future was uncertain too, but the Serbian international might now only be a direct replacement for Pogba.
The box-to-box midfielder re-joined United from Juventus in 2016 and has struggled for consistency. He’s been a regular under Mourinho, making 88 appearances in all competitions in the last two seasons, but his future has been uncertain this summer. Pogba had a fallout with Mourinho in 2017/18 and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid and Juventus, so United are preparing themselves should the 25-year-old depart Old Trafford for a second time.
Milinkovic-Savic would be a good option to replace the French international but he wouldn’t come cheap. The Lazio man, who has made 122 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A side, has a £90m asking price and nearly joined United earlier in the summer before the deal broke down. Nevertheless, Mourinho has retained an interest and could make an official bid before the transfer window closes in just over three weeks.