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Manchester United leading Tottenham in £89m race for Lazio star

Serbia international has a Spanish passport after his father played in La Liga and his brother is a Torino goalkeeper

Manchester United are leading Tottenham in the Europe-wide race for £89m Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to reports in Spain.

The 23-year-old midfielder has scored 11 goals and provided six assists this season and Juventus have already had a good look.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is starring for Lazio this season

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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is starring for Lazio this season

The Serbia international – who has a Spanish passport after his father player for former La Liga side UE Lleida – is on the agendas of Real Madrid, PSG, Chelsea, Spurs and the two Manchester clubs.


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But Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino are the two bosses with the most serious Premier League interest – while Barca’s transfer boss Robert Fernandes watches regular Lazio matches – according to Mundo Deportivo.

As well as a famous footballing father, brother Vanja plays in goal for Serie A side Torino.

Sergej scored against his brother’s team at the weekend but his sibling was an unused sub.

Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored 11 goals so far this season

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Serbia international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored 11 goals so far this season

Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has great feet and an eye for goal

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Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has great feet and an eye for goal

Chelsea flop Mateja Kezman is Milinkovic-Savic’s agent and his playing experience in leagues in Holland, England, Spain, Turkey, France and China will help him secure a big-money move for his coveted client.


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And the middleman has been drumming up even more interest by comparing Milinkovic-Savic to Manchester United’s most expensive signing and a Real Madrid and France legend.

Mateja Kezman was a big money Chelsea flop but is now a top agent

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Mateja Kezman was a big money Chelsea flop but is now a top agent

He said: “When Sergej arrived in Italy there were comparisons with Paul Pogba.

“I think that now Milinkovic-Savic has some different qualities that are better than Pogba.

“In these past six months he has made enormous progress and has the possibility to become the best in the world in my opinion.

“He reminds me of Zinedine Zidane sometimes and there’s certain things he does that you cannot see on the television.

“For me he can become better that Arjen Robben and Frank Lampard and will one day contest the Ballon d’Or.”