Milinkovic-Savic worth more than Pogba, says Lazio president

Image PA

Image PA

Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic insists that he is fully focused on staying at the Serie A club amid continued speculation over his future.

The Red Devils initially earmarked him as a replacement for Marouane Fellaini but, when the Belgium global stayed put, they eased off.

The Spain-born ace played for Serbia at this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, and has been attracting interest from some of the biggest clubs around having impressed with his size and attacking ability from midfield.

23-year-old Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with leading clubs around Europe all summer but is now back in pre-season training with the Biancocelesti.

"Therefore Pogba is going to have to settle down and get on with the project at Manchester United".

But Lazio president Claudio Lotito has now told United they must spend big if they are to secure the player's signature. I have not received official offers either from [AC] Milan, Juventus, Real Madrid or Manchester United.

Dozens killed, including children, in Yemen air strikes
Yemeni tribal leaders told the AP the Saudi-led USA -backed coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels was behind the airstrike. Houthi media broadcast graphic footage appearing to show the bodies of children.

Thousands sign petition to appoint LeBron James as USA secretary of education
Trump after collecting its target number of signatures, which has increased to 13,000 as more people sign. Bleacher Report recently noted that his school could eventually cost taxpayers about $8 million per year.

England v India: Rain delays start of second Test at Lord's
Captain Root confirmed in Wednesday's media interaction that 20-year-old Ollie Pope will be handed his maiden Test cap tomorrow. He picked up five wickets and scored 97 runs to be decisive in the low-scoring contest at Birmingham.

And now, United are looking to rush through with a late offer to try and land the midfielder, as they look to build a squad capable of fighting rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title.

Even then, signing him will not be the easiest of tasks for Manchester United, with a number of other clubs interested in Milinkovic-Savic.

A centre back appears to be a top priority, with Toby Alderweireld, Jerome Boateng and Harry Maguire all touted, but another midfielder may yet be on Mourinho's wish list.

Ex-Genk scout Roland Janssen helped bring Milinkovic-Savic to Genk and is now working for United, with the Belgian potentially helping drive the interest in the dynamic midfielder.

"That just shows how far the kid has come".

Latest News