Long-term target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic ‘is now worth £105m’ according to Lazio’s president Claudio Lotito, despite not having long left on his contract in Rome.
The Serbia international has been linked with a move to Old Trafford since 2018, after his breakthrough season with Lazio in which he scored 12 goals from midfield in Serie A.
The 27-year-old has been with his current club since 2015 and played over 300 times for them, but his time at Lazio could be coming to an end, with his contract expiring at the end of next season in 2024.
Milinkovic-Savic remains an integral part of the team under and the club have no interest in letting him go any time soon, with Lotito dismissing rumours a move to Juventus has been agreed, while he has tried to put off interested parties with a huge asking price.
‘I have no agreement with his agent [Mateja] Kezman to sell him to or anyone else in the winter,’ Lotito told .
‘On the contrary, he is now worth €120m [£105m], not €100m [£88m]. Every month the price goes up.’
Former Chelsea striker Kezman represents his fellow Serbia international and he has been non-committal either way on the future of his client, just stating that talks will be held after the upcoming World Cup.
‘Sergej has just 18 months left on his contract, we will have to discuss about his situation with Lazio after the World Cup,’ Kezman told CorSport.
So long has Milinkovic-Savic been linked with a move to Old Trafford that he was even talking about the speculation before the last World Cup in 2018.
‘I am trying to remain concentrated, even though every day I read something new about me,’ said Milinkovic-Savic at a press conference four years ago.
‘Obviously, I feel pressure on me and know that I’ll have to live with this situation throughout the World Cup. It’s the same pressure as when I play for Lazio, so I am accustomed to it.
‘I will decide where to continue my career after the World Cup There’s a very good atmosphere among the squad and it feels like I’ve been here for years. I can’t wait to start the tournament.’
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