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Man United willing to smash club-record transfer fee for Serie A’s most wanted star

Red Devils plotting a mega £95million move to bring Lazio's Serbian international midfielder to Old Trafford next summer

Manchester United don’t mind a Serie A raid.

And according to The Sun, they’re willing to break the club-record transfer fee they paid for Paul Pogba to land Italian football’s most wanted player.

Jose Mourinho is reportedly ready to make Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Manchester United’s record signing as he plots a £95m move.


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Manchester United are ready to smash their transfer record to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

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Manchester United are ready to smash their transfer record to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

According to reports last week, the Portuguese manager has sent his scouts to monitor the Serbian international’s performances.

And after glowing reports he is readying a swoop to bring the 22-year-old to Old Trafford, according to the Express.

United will be forced to pay more than the then world-record £89m they forked out to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus in 2016.

But that will deter Mourinho in his attempts to sign the midfielder in the summer.

Talent spotters from the Red Devils were in the stands last weekend to watch Milinkovic-Savic’s superb performance in Lazio’s 2-1 win over Sampdoria.

The Red Devils will launch a £95million move for the Serbian international

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The Red Devils will launch a £95million move for the Serbian international

Jose Mourinho has had his scouts out watching the midfielder in action for months

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Jose Mourinho has had his scouts out watching the midfielder in action for months

With his side 1-0 behind with just ten minutes to go, the youngster pounced on a loose ball in the box to fire his side level.

But his impact would not end there.

In the dying moments he made a darting run through the midfield before playing a killer pass into the path of team-mate Felipe Caciedo to fire in the winner.

Milinkovic-Savic has become one of the most sought-after men in Europe since his arrival in Serie A.

Lazio only paid £16m to Belgian side Genk in 2015 but are now expected to receive six times that amount for him.

Manchester City and Juventus also hold an interest in the ace, but it is United who are leading the race for his signature.

Lazio’s sporting director Igli Tare recently confirmed the club had received several huge offers.

Sergej-Milinkovic Savic, left, has attracted interest from Europe's top clubs

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Sergej-Milinkovic Savic, left, has attracted interest from Europe’s top clubs

Sergej-Milinkovic Savic scored in front of Manchester United's scouts

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Sergej-Milinkovic Savic scored in front of Manchester United’s scouts

He said: “We have received offers from him, some of which are way over £60m.

“However, none have come from Juventus.

“He signed a new contract six months ago and this means he’s happy here.”


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